Seeing the packed room my first instinct was to head straight back to Touraine but decided having made an effort to get here I would try to taste with some of the producers. Pushing through the melée I found Denis Jamain. As ever his wines are excellent in particular the delicious and delicate 2014 Pinot Gris Reuilly Rosé (10€) ready for the hoped for sunny days and evenings of spring and summer, 2014 Les Fossiles Reuilly Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) and the finely textured and structured 2009 Les Chênes Reuilly Rouge (Pinot Noir).
After I finished tasting with Denis Jamain I tasted with another four producers before giving up the unequal struggle. I was particularly impressed with the wines of Damien Aujard of Domaine Aujard. He has a good 2014 Pinot Gris Rosé with length and a touch of spice and his 2014 Les Varennes Reuilly Blanc from a single vineyard stood out. His Reuilly Rouge had attractive weight and texture, albeit with a slightly rustic finish.
From Gérard Bigonneau (Domaine Bigonneau) the 2014 had weight and concentration. The 2014 Pinot Gris Demoiselles Tatin Rosé was my preferred wine from Domaines Tatin. I think their Quincys very good and more successful than their Reuillys. For their Reuilly Rouge they have opted for a light, fruity style with relatively high yields – 50 hl/ha (2013) and 58 hl/ha (2014). I also tasted the wines of Christian Dyckerhoff (Domaine Dyckerhoff).