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Bourgueil

Appellation for red and rosé wines in the west of the area Touraine in the French winegrowing region Loire on the right bank of this river. The vineyards cover 1,250 hectares of vineyards on sandy, pebble and sandstone soils and are crossed by the Loire River Changeon. They are almost one hundred percent with the variety Cabernet Franc (here Breton) planted. The tannin-rich and long-lived red wines produced here are made from Cabernet Franc (at least 90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon vinified. In small quantities, a rosé is also produced. The municipality of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil in the northwest of the area has the right to its own appellation. Well-known producers include Amirault, Domaine du Chêne Arrault, Hubert Audebert, Domaine du Bel Air, Billet, Jacky Blot, Domaine Breton, Caslot, Max Cognard, Domaine Delaunay, Domaine Druet, Paul Gambier, Pascal Lorieux, Domaine des Mailloch, Jean-Paul Malibeau and Clos des Quarterons.

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