Home to Henri Marionnet, Domaine de la Charmoise is one of the leading estates of Touraine, a region best known for Chinon and Bourgueil as far as red wines are concerned, and Vouvray when one is thinking of white. But here, in the village of Soings, nestled deep in the forests of La Sologne, Marionnet produces some of the freshest, genuine, sincere wines of the Loire Valley.
Super pretty and fresh, this mid-Loire Valley Gamay rivals the best Beaujolais-Villages you can find. 30-45 year old vines grown in sand, gravel and clay give concentration and character. Wild strawberries, white/black pepper, liquorice, cola. Juicy. Serve with an ever-so-slight chill and enjoy with most any food under the sun.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine Gamay: Juicy but not so dense as some that I have tasted. A very fresh style on the nose, bright and stony, with fresh fruit, and this is matched by the style found on the palate, which shows a bright and incisive acid backbone here, which shows through particularly well as the substance of the wine is not as dense as it might be in a richer vintage. Fine and stony fruit character, very clean and appealing, lightly grippy, dry and stony.” – thewinedoctor.com