Domaine La Bruyère, Touraine Chenonceaux - Boutinot

Domaine La Bruyère, Touraine Chenonceaux 2019


Pierre Chainier

From Touraine Chenonceaux, one of the Loire's most recently established appellations, comes this Sauvignon with good complexity which sits stylistically between Sancerre and Brouilly.

Meet the producer

Formed in 1973, Pierre Chainier is both a négociant and the owner of some 250 hectares of vines in the heart of Touraine,...



Established in 2016 the appellation of Touraine Chenonceaux is named after the famous Château de Chenonceau which spans the river Cher. Domaine la Bruyère's 20ha are located on the secondary valleys of Loir-et-Cher, on clay-limestone soils with a layer of flint. Vines are cultivated following the principles of sustainable agriculture. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes (they also grow Sauvignon Rose) their Touraine Chenonceaux Blanc is the result of a rigorous selection process, both of parcels at harvest and of particular cuvées. The final wine rests on lees for six months before bottling.

Tasting notes

With its clear robe of golden hues, fresh and round on the palate, this white wine reveals aromas of citrus with notes of white flowers.

Food match

Chilled this wine will work well with fish and seafood (including sushi) or goats cheese. Or depart from traditional Sauvignon pairings and try with chicken tagine or an Indian curry.