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Concours des vins de Loire 2012

Wine makers, wine sellers and wine experts of all sorts gathered for a series of tastings during April, May and June 2012 to select and reward the best wines of the Loire Valley.

Of the 1,167 wines sampled 308 were awarded medals: 105 gold, 110 silver and 93 bronze awards in total. The Touraine region, including several winemakers visited in our tours, did very well and are listed below:

Gold Medals were awarded to:
Chinon Blanc 2011
COULY-DUTHEIL
M. Jacques COULY
Les chanteaux
12 RUE DIDEROT
37500 CHINON
02.47.97.20.20
info@coulydutheil-chinon.com

Chinon Rosé 2011
CHATEAU DU COUDRAY MONTPENSIER
M. Christian FERAY
29 RUE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
37500 CHINON
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

Chinon Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DE LA SEMELLERIE
M. Fabrice DELALANDE
LA SEMELLERIE
37500 CRAVANT LES COTEAUX
02.47.93.18.70
la-semellerie@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
COULY-DUTHEIL
M. Jacques COULY
les gravières
12 RUE DIDEROT – B.P. 234
37502 CHINON CEDEX
02.47.97.20.20
info@coulydutheil-chinon.com

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE DE NOIRE
M. Jean-Max MANCEAU
Soif de tendresse
NOIRé
37500 CHINON
domaine.de.noire@orange.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE DE NOIRE
M. Jean-Max MANCEAU
Elégance
NOIRé
37500 CHINON
domaine.de.noire@orange.fr

Crémant de Loire Rosé
CHÂTEAU MONCONTOUR
M. Christian FERAY
Brut Moncontour rosé
RUE DE MONCONTOUR
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
YVAN – GHISLAINE BRUNEAU ET FILS
M. Yvan BRUNEAU
Traditionnelle
50 AVENUE ST VINCENT
37140 ST NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.90.67
yg.bruneau@orange.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
CLOS DES QUARTERONS
M. Thierry AMIRAULT
Les quarterons
AVENUE ST VINCENT
37140 ST NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.75.25
amirault.thierry@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Amboise Rosé 2011
LES MAITRES VIGNERONS DE LA GOURMANDIERE
M. Laurent DOYLE
(CAVEAU DE FRANCUEIL)- 24 RUE DE CHENONCEAUX
37150 FRANCUEIL
02.47.23.91.22
info@vignerons-gourmandière.com

Touraine Blanc 2011
LA CHAPINIERE DE CHATEAUVIEUX
Mme Florence VEILEX
4 CHEMIN DE LA CHAPINIèRE
41110 CHATEAUVIEUX
02.54.75.43.00
contact@lachapiniere.com

Touraine Blanc 2011
DOMAINE DE LA GIRARDIERE
M. Patrick LEGER
LA GIRARDIèRE
41110 ST AIGNAN SUR CHER
02.54.75.42.44
domainedelagirardiere@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Effervescent Rosé
BLANC FOUSSY
M. Jean-Marc FONTAINE
Rosé grande cuvée
65 QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.40.40.20
brigitte.savoie@blancfoussy.com

Touraine Gamay 2011
DOMAINE DE L’AUMONIER
M. Thierry CHARDON
VILLEQUEMOY
41110 COUFFY
02.54.75.21.83
domaine.aumoniertchardon@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DE LA RENNE
M. Guy LEVEQUE
Ciel de loire
1 chemin de la Forêt
41140 ST ROMAIN SUR CHER
02.54.71.72.79
domaine.de.la.renne@wanadoo.fr

Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010
DOMAINE DE LA FONTAINERIE
Mme Catherine DHOYE-DERUET
Côteau les brûlés
64 LA VALLéE COQUETTE
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.67.92
lafontainerie@orange.fr

Vouvray Effervescent 2008
GAUTIER JEAN MICHEL
M. Jean-Michel GAUTIER
LA RACAUDERIE
37210 PARCAY MESLAY
02.47.29.12.82
gautierjean-michel@orange.fr

Vouvray Effervescent
MABILLE FRANCIS
M. Francis MABILLE
17 VALLéE DE VAUGONDY
37210 VERNOU SUR BRENNE
02.47.52.01.87
earl.francis.mabille@wanadoo.fr

Vouvray Moelleux 2010
CHATEAU GAUDRELLE
M. Alexandre MONMOUSSEAU
Réserve spéciale
12, QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.67.50
chateaugaudrelle@free.fr

Vouvray Sec 2010 2010
LE PETIT COTEAU
M. Christian FERAY
Les grenouilles
71, RUE DU PETIT CôTEAU
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

Vouvray Sec 2010 2010
DOMAINE GENDRON
M. Philippe GENDRON
Clos cartaud
10 RUE DE LA FUYE
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.63.98
gendronvinsvouvray@orange.fr

Silver medals:
Chinon Blanc 2011
DOMAINE CHARLES PAIN
M. Charles PAIN
CHEZELET
37220 PANZOULT
02.47.93.06.14
charles.pain@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rosé 2011
PIERRE JAUTROU
M. Pierre Jautrou
12 ROUTE DE CHINON
37500 ANCHE
02.47.93.47.96
pierre.jautrou@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE CHARLES PAIN
M. Charles PAIN
Prestige
CHEZELET
37220 PANZOULT
02.47.93.06.14
charles.pain@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE DES BOUQUERRIES
MM. Guillaume & Jérôme SOURDAIS
Tradition
4 LES BOUQUERRIES
37500 CRAVANT LES COTEAUX
02.47.93.10.50
gaecdesbouquerries@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE ROUSSE WILFRID
M. Wilfrid ROUSSE
Clos de la roche
19-21 RTE DE CANDES
37420 SAVIGNY EN VERON
02.47.58.84.02
wilfrid.rousse@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
CHATEAU DU COUDRAY MONTPENSIER
M. Christian FERAY
Apogée
29 RUE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
37500 CHINON
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

Crémant de Loire
CHÂTEAU MONCONTOUR
M. Christian FERAY
Brut moncontour
RUE DE MONCONTOUR
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

Crémant de Loire
BLANC FOUSSY
M. Jean-Marc FONTAINE
Blanc foussy
65 QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.40.40.20
brigitte.savoie@blancfoussy.com

Montlouis Effervescent
DOMAINE ANTOINE ANTIER
M. Antoine ANTIER
ROUTE DE L’AQUARIUM
37400 LUSSAULT SUR LOIRE
02.47.45.05.05
antoineantier@wanadoo.fr

Rosé de Loire 2011
BOUGRIER
M. Noël BOUGRIER
1 RUE DES VIGNES – LA CHAISE
41400 ST GEORGES SUR CHER
02.54.32.31.36
st.georges@bougrier.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
BESOMBES A. MOC BARIL
M. Laurent BOURDIN
Albert besombes
24 RUE JULES AMIOT – B.P. 125
49404 ST HILAIRE ST FLORENT
02.41.50.23.23
labo.besombes@uapl.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
CLOS DES QUARTERONS
M. Thierry AMIRAULT
Les gravilices
AVENUE ST VINCENT
37140 ST NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.75.25
amirault.thierry@wanadoo.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
AMIRAULT-GROSBOIS
M. Nicolas GROSBOIS
Les graipins
ALLéE DES QUARTERONS
37140 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.75.25
amirault.thierry@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Assemblage 2010 2010
DOMAINE BARBOU
M. BARBOU
Demoiselles
LES CORBILLIèRES
41700 OISLY
02.54.79.52.75
contact@domainedescorbillieres.com

Touraine Assemblage 2010 2010
DOMAINE DE LA GRANGE
M. Bruno CURASSIER
Le clos mabille
8, RUE DE LA GRANGE
37150 BLERE
02.47.57.63.18
bruno.curassier@bbox.fr

Touraine Blanc 2011
DOMAINES DESLOGES
M. DESLOGES
82 RUE PRINCIPALE
41140 ST ROMAIN SUR CHER
02.54.71.71.22
ledomaineduchapitre@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Blanc 2011
DOMAINE BARBOU
M. BARBOU
LES CORBILLIèRES
41700 OISLY
02.54.79.52.75
contact@domainedescorbillieres.com

Touraine Côt 2010 2010
DOMAINE CHARBONNIER
M. Stéphane CHARBONNIER
4 CHEMIN DE LA COSSAIE
41110 CHATEAUVIEUX
02.54.75.49.29
dms.charbonnier@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Effervescent
BLANC FOUSSY
M. Jean-Marc FONTAINE
Brut grande cuvée
65 QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.40.40.20
brigitte.savoie@blancfoussy.com

Touraine Gamay 2011
DOMAINE CHAINIER
M. Nils BURGEVIN
Château de la roche
CHâTEAU DE LA ROCHE
37530 CHARGE
02.47.30.73.07
chainier@pierrechainier.com

Touraine Gamay 2011
DOMAINE DE LA GIRARDIERE
M. Patrick LEGER
LA GIRARDIèRE
41110 ST AIGNAN SUR CHER
02.54.75.42.44
domainedelagirardiere@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Mesland Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DES TERRES NOIRES
M. Bruno REDIGUERE
81 RUE DE MEUVES
41150 ONZAIN
02.54.20.72.87
hubert.fiegel@orange.fr

Touraine Rosé 2011
DOMAINE BARBOU
M. BARBOU
LES CORBILLIèRES
41700 OISLY
02.54.79.52.75
contact@domainedescorbillieres.com

Touraine Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE
Mme Marie-Laure & M; Eric ARCHAMBAULT
3 IMPASSE DE LA ROCHE
41110 POUILLE
02.54.32.39.61

Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010
CHATEAU GAUDRELLE
M. Alexandre MONMOUSSEAU
Sec Tendre
12, QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.67.50
chateaugaudrelle@free.fr

Vouvray Effervescent
DOMAINE DE LA CHATAIGNERAIE
M. Benoît GAUTIER
Antique
LA CHâTAIGNERAIE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.84.63
info@vouvraygautier.com

Vouvray Effervescent
CAVE DES PRODUCTEURS DE VOUVRAY
M. Philippe THIERRY
38 VALLéE COQUETTE
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.75.03
caveproducteurs@wanadoo.fr

Vouvray Sec 2010 2010
DOMAINE DE LA CHATAIGNERAIE
M. Benoît GAUTIER
Argilex
LA CHâTAIGNERAIE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.84.63
info@vouvraygautier.com

Vouvray Sec 2010 2010
DOMAINE DE LA CHATAIGNERAIE
M. Benoît GAUTIER
Lanterne
LA CHâTAIGNERAIE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.84.63
info@vouvraygautier.com

Bronze awards
Chinon Blanc 2011
BAUDRY-DUTOUR
M. Jean-Martin DUTOUR
3 coteaux
LA MORANDIERE
37220 PANZOULT
02.47.58.53.01
jeanmartin@baudry-dutour.fr

Chinon Rosé 2011
CHATEAU DE LIGRE
M. Pierre FERRAND
1 RUE ST MARTIN
37500 LIGRE
02.47.93.16.70
chateau.de.ligre@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DE LALLAY
MM. Alain & Sylvain CHAMPIGNY
Domaine de lallay
LALLAY
37220 AVON LES ROCHES
02.47.58.65.07
champigny.lallay@orange.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
BESOMBES A. MOC BARIL
M. Laurent BOURDIN
Loire premium
24 RUE JULES AMIOT – B.P. 125
49404 ST HILAIRE ST FLORENT
02.41.50.23.23
labo.besombes@uapl.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
COULY-DUTHEIL
M. Jacques COULY
Baronnie madelaine
12 RUE DIDEROT – B.P. 234
37502 CHINON CEDEX
02.47.97.20.20
info@coulydutheil-chinon.com

Chinon Rouge 2011
BAUDRY-DUTOUR
M. Jean-Martin DUTOUR
Vieilles vignes
LA MORANDIERE
37220 PANZOULT
02.47.58.53.01
jeanmartin@baudry-dutour.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
BESOMBES A. MOC BARIL
M. Laurent BOURDIN
Les romances
24 RUE JULES AMIOT – B.P. 125
49404 ST HILAIRE ST FLORENT
02.41.50.23.23
labo.besombes@uapl.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
CHATEAU DE LIGRE
M. Pierre FERRAND
Château
1 RUE ST MARTIN
37500 LIGRE
02.47.93.16.70
chateau.de.ligre@wanadoo.fr

Chinon Rouge 2011
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE HONNEUR
M. Stéphane MUREAU
Diamant prestige
1 RUE DE LA BERTHELONNIèRE
37420 SAVIGNY EN VERON
02.47.58.42.10
roche.honneur@club-internet.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
JOSEPH VERDIER
M. Olivier GOUSSIEZ
La mineraie
RTE DE LOUDUN
49260 MONTREUIL BELLAY
02.41.40.22.50
m.biardeau@joseph-verdier.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
AMIRAULT-GROSBOIS
M. Nicolas GROSBOIS
Les boissières
ALLéE DES QUARTERONS
37140 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.75.25
amirault.thierry@wanadoo.fr

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rouge 2011
LYSIANE & GUY MABILEAU
M. Wilfried MABILEAU
vieilles vignes
17 RUE DU VIEUX CHêNE
37140 ST NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL
02.47.97.70.43
lg.mabileau@aliceadsl.fr

Touraine Blanc 2011
CAVES DU PERE AUGUSTE
M. Alain GODEAU
14 RUE DES CAVES
37150 CIVRAY DE TOURAINE
02.47.23.93.04
caves-du-pere-auguste@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Blanc 2011
PIERRE CHAINIER
MM. François & Louis CHAINIER
Label de la roche
LA BOITARDIèRE
37400 AMBOISE
02.47.30.73.07
chainier@pierrechainier.com

Touraine Blanc 2011
DOMAINE DE LA GRANGE
M. Bruno CURASSIER
Les buissonnets
8, RUE DE LA GRANGE
37150 BLERE
02.47.57.63.18
bruno.curassier@bbox.fr

Touraine Blanc 2011
DOMAINE DU VIEUX PRESSOIR
M. Joël LECOFFRE
Fleur de lys
27 ROUTE DE VALLIèRES
41150 RILLY SUR LOIRE
02.54.20.90.84
joel.lecoffre@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Côt 2010
LA CHAPINIERE DE CHATEAUVIEUX
Mme Florence VEILEX
4 CHEMIN DE LA CHAPINIERE
41110 CHATEAUVIEUX
02.54.75.43.00
contact@lachapiniere.com

Touraine Effervescent 2010
DOMAINE CHARBONNIER
M. Stéphane CHARBONNIER
4 CHEMIN DE LA COSSAIE
41110 CHATEAUVIEUX
02.54.75.49.29
dms.charbonnier@wanadoo.fr

Touraine Rosé 2011
LES MAITRES VIGNERONS DE LA GOURMANDIERE
M. Laurent DOYLE
(CAVEAU DE FRANCUEIL)- 24 RUE DE CHENONCEAUX
37150 FRANCUEIL
02.47.23.91.22
info@vignerons-gourmandière.com

Touraine Rosé 2011
DOMAINE DE LA GRANGE
M. Bruno CURASSIER
Les Hauts de la lande
8, RUE DE LA GRANGE
37150 BLERE
02.47.57.63.18
bruno.curassier@bbox.fr

Vouvray Effervescent
DOMAINE DU CHATEAU DE MONTFORT
M. Christian FERAY
Château de montfort
RUE DE MONCONTOUR
37210 VOUVRAY
02.47.52.73.80
secretariat@moncontour.com

Vouvray Effervescent 2009
CHATEAU GAUDRELLE
M. Alexandre MONMOUSSEAU
Brut Millésimé
12, QUAI DE LA LOIRE
37210 ROCHECORBON
02.47.52.67.50
chateaugaudrelle@free.fr

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More news from Bourgueil

A trip was organised to Saumur on a dull and damp day this week, picking up American clients and touring Bourgueil & St Nicholas de Bourgueil, fast becoming favourite wine areas in the huge stretch of the Loire Valley that we consider our territory.

There is no finer way to understand a wine than to drink it in the region of its production and get out into the vineyards and we do this often, both professionally and when visiting other parts of France in our free time.

Damp but happy in the vineyards of Bourgueil

We are beginning to get a handle on Bourgueil & St Nicolas de Bourgueil, separate AOCs which at first glance make no sense at all. The wines are produced in the same way, in neighbouring villages and using the same Cabernet Franc grape variety. Both AOICs came into existence in July 1937.From the point of view of a consumer the region needs reorganising into three new Appellations’: the land down on the ancient sandy islands of the Loire River, the deep soil of the alluvial plain and vineyards up on the limestone ridge. These three geological areas produce quite different wines, while those in the same soil type in the neighbouring villages are very hard to tell apart.

This reorganisation is not going to happen any time soon, if only because of the deep political and social rivalries between the two communities. I am told the folks in Bourgueil consider themselves on a higher social level to those working in the fields of St. Nicolas and co-operation for their mutual benefit seems highly unlikely.

The Maison des Vins in Bourgueil has tried to make it easier for consumers. They display examples of wines from many of the winegrowers of Bourgueil and offer tastings of a selection. They have labels above each wine indicating which soil type the wine comes from. Suddenly you feel the air is clearing and you have half a chance of negotiating your way around the wines on offer. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly and an hour spent in the Maison des Vins is never wasted: I have been several times, learnt much and rarely resist a small purchase.

In the Cave du Pays de Bourgueil

We moved on to the Cave du Pays de Bourgueil for another excellent tasting, with a unique opportunity to taste St. Nicolas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil wines side by side. The Cave houses a museum of winemaking in the limestone quarry tunnels which date back to the year 990 when the Abbey at Bourgueil was built from its stone.

It was here that I discovered the Bourgueil “Vin de Sable” or “Vin de Cote” wines for the first time. This wine is not widely known outside the region, is light and easy to drink, ideal BBQ and summer party wine which is purchased eagerly by the locals. You won’t find it in your supermarket, wherever you live!

16thC winepress at the museum of Cave du Pays de Bourgueil

When you move up to the gravel alluvium or to the more tannic wines on the tufa limestone ridge of both Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil, the differences are mostly derived from production techniques. The limestone Bourgueils spend a year in oak barrels and are macerated on their skins for longer, for instance, while the winemakers in St Nicolas they rely on their old vines, many up to 70 years or more, to give the wine its character.

St Nicolas de Bourgueil is produced only in the village of the same name and has vineyard covering just under 1000 Ha, while Bourgueil wine can be produced in the villages of Benais, Bourgueil, La Chapelle-sur-Loire, Chouzé-sur-Loire, Ingrandes-de-Touraine, Restigné, St Nicolas de Bourgueil and Saint-Patrice, with around 1,400Ha in production.

Our midday meal this trip was a real treat with a stop at a great restaurant right in the heart of the village of St. Nicolas. Saint Nicolas Gourmand uses fresh, local produce and home-made dishes, presented in the ‘nouveau cuisine’ style, with beautifully arranged dishes in modest portions but of the very highest quality: just the way I like it. It was suggested by others that we leave the choice of wine to the waitress and this was not bad advice. The St. Nic (from alluvial soil) went well with main courses of duck, local river fish and even my wild boar – no mean achievement.

Not even the wet weather could dampen our spirits after such a trip. I trust I shall be returning to this end of “our patch” soon.