Region: More than merely a wine, it belongs to the history of Touraine.
Prior to the 15th century, histories noted the presence of Noble Joué on the table of Louis XI in his château de Plessis-les-Tours.
By the end of the 19th century, it had become one of the greatest wines of Touraine, winning several awards at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris.
But the marriage of nature and man is often unproductive and the varieties of Noble Joué disappeared little by little because of phylloxera in 1880, followed by the wine crises, the hazards of weather, wars and finally the urbanization of Tours.
It was not until 1975 that some winemakers had the idea to revive production of Noble Joué.
And in 2001 the decree of the appellation "Touraine Noble Joué" was published in the Official Gazette.
Since that point 6 winemakers have cultivated some thirty hectares of this vin gris.
Touraine Noble Joué - Rosé 2014
- the pinot meunier, or gris meunier, for 50 to 60%. It provides the fruitiness and freshness;
- the pinot gris, or malvasia, for 30 to 40%. It provides the body and volume; It can be harvested late and, due to the noble rot, give birth to a mellow wine, the malvasia;
- the pinot noir for 10 to 20%. It provides all of its delicacy.