The Loire Valley is really one of our favourite wine regions. It can deliver real diversity in styles and with their grape pallet paint some real masterpieces. Home to the Sauvigon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon de
The Loire Valley is really one of our favourite wine regions. It can deliver real diversity in styles and with their grape pallet paint some real masterpieces. Home to the Sauvigon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, Cabernet Franc and welcomed visitor Pinot Noir there is such a wide and recommendable range of options.
Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume for sublime Sauvigon Blanc. We have to recommend Domaine Andre Vatan for Sancerre and of course the brilliant Domaine LeBrun for Pouilly Fume. Yes we do of course stock Domaine Vacheron in Sancerre and Comtes Lafond and in Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy and Baron de L.
To explore exceptional Chenin Blanc you must try Chateau de Fesles from Anjou. An exceptional oaked Chenin Blanc from a very historic Chateau. The Irish wine press can not speak highly enough about. The 2017 has a cult following and it comes with our top recommendation. Wine Enthusiast 93 points. 92 Points Martin Moran Sunday Times 25th October 2020, Wine of the Week Irish Times 19th September 2020.
For real Loire enthusiasts our St Nicolas de Bourgueils, Saumur Champigny range have been very carefully selected to demonstrate the majesty of the Cabernet Franc. (Remember Cabernet Franc is the genetic father of Cabernet Sauvignon). Be thrilled by the Saumur Champigny of Thierry Germain.
Many of our Loire references are organic and biodynamic. Our Sancerre Rouge from Domaine Andre Vatan is a brilliant example of Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley.
For those who want an alternative sparkling wine to Champagne we can not recommend highly enough the Cremant de Loire of Bouvet Ladubay. Their Saphir 2017 is sensational. The Bouvet Rose is breathtaking.