The beautiful village of Le Thoureil is a 15 minute walk from us here at le tasting room. It’s always calm and serene whatever the weather, whatever the time of year. We always drive through the village on our way back from the station in Angers after collecting clients who have come down from Paris for a wine tasting day trip.
Le Thoureil – a beautiful riverside village perched on the banks of the Loire
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Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape (the same one used in still Muscadet), this sparkling wine is just brimming with fruity freshness and hints of ripe rhubarb.12 Feb, 2015
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Lock-down take 2. Day 4. 2nd November.
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Favourite producers in the Loire – Chateau Yvonne, Parnay, Saumur Champigny
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Personal news – my life in the Loire
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