A steely dry Chenin with a palate redolent of apples, this Thouarsais Sec from François Gigon displays a refreshing crisp acidity and a clean, fresh finish.
- Bottle £10.75
- Bottle Case £129.00
Bright summer-berry scents and flavours and a supple, rounded palate, made from 95% Cabernet Franc (known locally as ‘Breton’) and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Bottle £10.95
- Bottle Case £131.40
Thouarsais Wine - Buy Wine from the Thouarsais Region of France
The one horse town of Oiron, 10 kilometres south-east of Thouars, is off the beaten track and if you were trying to finish writing your magnum opus
you could do worse than check into the Relais du Château as, barring the stuffed crocodile in the church of Saint-Maurice, there aren’t too many distractions hereabouts.
The Gigon family has been making wine here for over a century. The current patron François farms 8 hectares of vines and 150 hectares of cereals and his father Michel, although officially retired, lives right by the cellar door and still lends a hand serving calling customers and helping with the vinification. The wines of Thoursais remain a well-kept secret. They are popular locally but seldom encountered further afield. Tant mieux
, it means we’re not paying a premium for a name tag and can buy these characterful wines at bargain prices.