Loire

The Loire is actually four quite different wine sub-regions that run for nearly 500km along the Loire river and tributaries. The Nantais, on the Atlantic coast, with it's cool maritime climate, specializes in Muscadet. Further inland the climate changes and becomes more continental. Here, in the sub-region of Anjou-Saumur some of the greatest dessert wines are made from Chenin Blanc (Savinierres, Quarts-de-chaumes and Bonnezeaux). The sub-region of Touraine begins around the town of Chinon, where most of the region's reds are made from Cabernet France and continues to Vouvray, where sparkling, dry or sweet wines are made from Chenin Blanc. Finally, the Central Vineyards, including Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, specialize in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. These sub-regions are closer to Burgundy than they are to the Nantais region of the Loire, both physically and vinously.

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  • Baudry-Dutour-Cuvee-Marie-Justine-Rosé

    Baudry Dutour Cuvee Marie Justine Rosé 2021

    Salmon-hued colour, intense nose of exotic fruits with aromas of peach and citrus. In the mouth the wine is dry but exhibits very good fruit concentration. Crisp and refreshing yet complex, this rose serves to elevate the experience of white wine drinkers and to convince red wine drinkers that they should expand their horizons!

    $22.00
  • Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre 2021

    Sancerre, in the upper Loire Valley, is the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc in Europe — crisp and fruity, with racy acidity. The soil is composed of limestone and fossilized seashells, which gives the wine an unmistakable minerality. This wine displays a limpid, pale yellow hue with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose, combining floral fragrances with aromas of white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). Well-balanced and honest on entry, the wine is underpinned by freshness and powerful, long-lasting acidity on the finish, revealing a lovely minerality.

    $38.95
  • domaine-de-villargeau-Coteaux-du-giennois

    Domaine de Villargeau Coteaux du Giennois 2020

    Villargeau vineyards are in very close proximity (slightly up river) to those of Sancerre & Pouilly Fume. The result are wines similar in character, but considerably lower in price. Sauvignon Blanc responds well when growing in flint and chalk soils.

    $25.95
  • Domaine-du-Roncee-Chinon-Clos-des-Marronniers

    Domaine du Roncee Chinon Clos des Marronniers 2018

    Bright garnet colour with a bouquet of red berries, black currant and morello cherry and a hint of vanilla oak. Juicy on the palate with flavours of black cherry, raspberry and liquorice. The smooth tannins finish with a note of cocoa. A beautiful example of classic Loire Cabernet Franc.

    $37.95

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