France: Loire Valley

West of Tours and Saumur

The wines of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 19 April 2011
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Entrance to les Poires Tapées à l'Ancienne ©BrettJones

Poires Tapées à l'Ancienne

Address: 14 Rue de Quinçay, 37190 Rivarennes
Tel: 02 47 95 45 19 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:16:3N (47.26752)    Longitude: 0:21:33E (0.35939) 

Christine and Yves Herin keep the flag flying for poires tapées in a series of troglodyte caves in Rivarennes, its old centre of production. As well as dried poires tapées you can also buy them in Vouvray, Touraine Gamay and eau de vie as well as marmelade poires tapées and an aperitif made out of them.

Useful information: Open all the year round from 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.

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