Loire Valley

"The Loire Valley is the 3rd largest appellation region in France, comprising a total of 50 appellations, denominations et IGP. The area between Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Maine et Loire) and Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status – one of only ten European winegrowing regions distinguished in this way...

Loire Valley Wines are characterized by their freshness and diversity of color, material and tastes. Everybody knows about the delicious rosé. Good, refreshing wines, as fruity as you could wish for, with a delicate touch of sweetness. The reds, whether fruity or serious, are great food wines. Whites come in all styles from dry to very sweet, providing something for every occasion. Sparkling wines, another Loire speciality, are made using the « traditional method »...

Loire Valley wines are unusual in that they are, for the most part, produced from a single varietal: Melon de Bourgogne for Nantes area; Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine; Sauvignon in Touraine and the Centre; and also Grolleau, Pinot Meunier, Pineau d’Aunis, Romorantin etc. This breadth of variety is completely unique, and gives a very diverse, highly expressive range of wines." - Vins Val de Loire

 

Map courtesy: Vins Val de Loire

  • Dom. Vincent Delaporte Sancerre AC 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Dom. Vincent Delaporte Sancerre AC 2012

    Region: France- Sancerre

    "Very expressive, intense and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi fragrances and a light vegetal touch (marigold). The entry is soft and round. Bright freshness on the palate, delicate and lively purity. Well balanced and harmonious,...

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  • Dom. Christian Salmon Sancerre AC 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Dom. Christian Salmon Sancerre AC 2012

    Region: France- Sancerre

    "This white Sancerre is made exclusively with Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown on the clay-limestone slopes of Bue. It is brilliant and pale gold in colour with subtle green highlights. The nose is intense, with good balance between freshness, fruit,...

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    $36.00
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