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  • Touraine, Loire

Key Facts

  • Established in: 1850

Wine Types

  • organic-principles

“Since the 1850s, the “Des Chezelles” vineyards have been handed down from father to son, benefiting from generations of wine growing expertise as well as from modern research and techniques in order to produce wines of fine quality. The vineyards are located on the banks of the river Cher and the soil is chalky clay mixed with a little flint, sand and gravel. Wherever possible they try to minimise the use of chemicals in the vineyard.
This multi-award winning estate continues to craft vibrant, zesty and crisp Sauvignon Blanc to rival many a Sancerre. Slow fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel vats results in fresh and aromatic wines with excellent structure and length with subtle minerality. The rosé, made from Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Pineau d’Aunis, has an inviting nose of wild strawberries and summer meadows, with a clean mouth-watering palate of ripe red berries. A perennial favourite on our list and part of the Bancroft family for 25 years.