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Bourgueil

Appellation for red and rose wines in the west of the area Touraine in the French wine region Loire on the right bank of this river. The vineyards cover 1,250 hectares of vines on sand, gravel and sandstone soils and are crossed by the Loire tributary Changeon. They are almost a hundred percent with the variety Cabernet Franc (here Breton) planted. The tannins-rich and long-lasting red wines produced here are made from Cabernet Franc (at least 90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon vinified. A rosé is also produced in small quantities. The municipality of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil in the northwest of the area has the right to its own appellation. Well-known producers are 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 Mailloches, Jean-Paul Malibeau and Clos des Quarterons.

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