Varietal Article


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The Romorantin variety has been grown in the Loire Valley since the reign of King Francis I in the sixteenth century. Wines made with this variety are often described as having a mineral flavor, and are crisply acidic. DNA printing revealed that Romorantin (like Chardonnay and Aligote) stems from a cross of Gouais Blanc (a Croatian grape) and Pinot. Romorantin is grown exclusively in the Cour-Cheverny appellation outside of Tours, and while most of the vines were pulled to make way for more popular varieties, limited amounts of the grape are still in production and are being preserved.