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Clos Roche Blanche
Natural wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Clos Roche Blanche make wine of some elegance in the Touraine appellation in the Loire Valley. This appellation spreads out from the central city of Tours.
Their Rouge Cot is vinified using the grape variety known there as Cot but possibly better known in other parts of the country as Malbec (although it is called Auxerrois in nearby Cahors).
Catherine Roussel and winemaker Didier Barrouillet believe in organic agriculture and the results they achieve are remarkable for the appellation. It is a big wine, but there is a purity in the winemaking that makes it seem quite refined on the palate perhaps because the alcohol level is a sensible 12%.
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