Thursday, August 27, 2020


Most of the white wine grapes grown in the vineyards around us are sauvignon. Some chardonnay and chenin are also grown here, mostly to blend into sparkling wine. Closer to the city of Tours, the Vouvray and Montlouis appellations produce wines exclusively with chenin. Other smaller areas in our region, including the Touraine Amboise, Mesland, and Azay-le-Rideau appellations, also use chenin for their white wines. Lesser-known and mostly local white grapes are grown here and there around the region and are used mainly for blending.

Is this sauvignon or chardonnay? I can't tell.

The sauvignon made here is good but it can be a little acidic, a quality that some people don't appreciate.


  1. I’m not big on acidic, but the colors in nature that you capture are priceless.

  2. I am with Mitchell. Your photos make me want to go to a vineyard!

  3. Agreeing with Mitchell and Micheal. Thank you, Walt.

  4. mitch, a little acidic goes a long way.

    michael, always a good idea!

    bettyann, :)

  5. Sur le Pont Sauvignon l'on y danse, l'on y danse......


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