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Monday, 29 August 2011

Touraine Noble Joué: pre-harvest Sunday afternoon visit

La Fête des vendanges in Esvres on 11th September
Yesterday we had a quick trip over to the vineyards of Touraine Noble Joué in the commune of Esvres-sur-Indre. Picking can start here from today. Overall the grapes looked in good condition, although in places there was some rot, which had mainly dried out so probably not serious as long as the weather remains dry.

There are just 28 hectares of vines for Noble Joué, mainly in the commune of Esvres. It is always a rosé and made from a blend of three Pinots – Gris, Meunier and Noir.

Pinot Gris
 Pinot Noir (?)
Pinot Meunier (?)

 Map of the appellation
 Detail of the Noble Joué vineyards
The growers
Street sign

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