Owned by Pierre Plouzeau since 1976 and then converted to organic viticulture by his son Marc when he took over in 1999, the Château de la Bonnelière makes some of the most distinctive Chinon and Tourraine of any producer in the area.

With a low-yield, artisan approach in the vineyard akin to the most sought-after winemakers in Sancerre, and a top-notch modern winery, Plouzeau's wines hugely outperform expectations. The Tourraine Sauvignon Blancs, in particular, offer incredible value for money and should be regarded as a serious alternative to top-quality Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé.

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Awards & press Our latest awards

We're Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year for our USA range.

... London's best collection of seriously smart wine available by the single bottle

Jancis Robinson MW