One of the most vast wine region in Franc. It can produces all style of wine like the leading Sancerre and Pouilly Fume (Sauvignon Blanc) or Anjou (Chenin Blanc) as dry wines, Chinon (Cabernet Franc) or Sancerre (Pinot Noir) for the red. Sweet wines are made from Chenin Blanc and need to be discover.
Anthony Girard is focused on making excellent red Sancerre as well as White, this 100% Pinot Noir has a definite cock towards Red Burgundy, elegant and layered, but approachable at an early stage.
Located in the Loire Valley, Saumur is a region known for its sparkling wines. Made using Chenin Blanc grapes, this has the classic fruity apple notes that you would expect, along with some citrus grapefruit flavours. Wonderfully light and easy to drink this is the perfect aperitif.
Grown on vines aged around 25 years old, in clay and limestone, this Pouilly Fume from Domaine Lubrun is a fantastic wine. Fruity flavours of citrus lemon and marmalade with floral notes on the nose, great texture and acidity on the palate with a lengthy finish. This will match perfectly with shellfish.
This is a great value Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley, packed with deep flavours of dark berries and a hint of violet on the nose. The palate is smooth with a rounded finish that keeps you coming back for more.
Vouvray is a classic Loire white, made from the Chenin Blanc grape variety. There is plenty of rich ripe fruit, offering a little residual sugar, finishing fresh and dry.
The Pouilly Fume Les Ombelles Domaine Sauvion is a real favourite here at N&P. Hailing from one of the leading and most famous Sauvignon Blanc producing areas of the world, this wine offers floral and citrus notes, lime, green apple and stone fruit flavours and superb minerality... A quintessential Pouilly Fume at fantastic value for money.
A crisp, light Sauvignon Blanc from Anthony Girard, a young wine maker who after working on his family estate decided to start his own wine journey in 2012. Working with a great deal of respect for the environment and the vines, he produces a range of great wines only harvesting the grapes when they are at full ripeness. Pair this with a meaty, oily fish such as Tuna.
Rose d'Anjou is an appelation in the middle of the Loire Valley, producing wines that are typically medium-sweet. The Rose DAnjou Chemin des Sables is a classic wine of the Rose dAnjou appelation. Comprising four different grape varieties (Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pineau d’Aunis), this wine offers aromas of gooseberry, strawberry, roses with mint, and white pepper. The palate is bursting with sweet red berry and fruit flavours, followed by a fresh acidity. A perfect summer wine.
The Sauvignon Blanc from Domaine Du Cleray is light, crisp and full of zesty flavours. This is a perfect wine for a hot summers day, it will match perfectly with a fish dish, such as a salmon or tuna salad.
The little known sibling of Sancerre is seeing a resurgence as the international wine drinking community is finding a better value alternative to their favourite Sauvignon Blanc! This is a crisp and refreshingly dry wine. Perfect with goats cheese and light fish or vegetable dishes!
100% Sauvignon Blanc from 0.9 ha of south facing vines in clay limestone soils covered in caillottes (small limestones, typical of the terroir) Natural yeast fermentation takes place in stainless steel then rests on lees for up to 5 months with light filtration before bottling. Classic flinty minerality along with zesty citrus notes and classic Sauvignon grassiness.
This is an excellent Sancerre, with elegance, richness and complexity that puts it above many others. Emile Balland has only been making her wine since 1999, but she been part of a winemaking family that stretches back to the mid-17th Century.
The Anjou region is under the radar but it is such a great region to discover wine. This wine is made from 100% Chenin blanc grape. Good purity of flavour, very much of pink grapefruit, juicy yellow apple, touches of honeysuckle...
Anthony is a rising star of the Sancerre, producing beautifully elegant and pure Sauvignon Blanc: a fresh acidity with citrus and a Granny Smith apple character which is ready for drinking early. It offers unbelievably...
The little known sibling of Sancerre is seeing a resurgence as the international wine drinking community is finding a better value alternative to their favourite Sauvignon Blanc! This is a crisp and refreshingly dry wine. Perfect with...
Deeply colour with bright violet rim. The nose reflects very ripe dark berries like blackcurrant, fresh picked blueberry, touches of gentle spice notes,
Rounded and soft tannins, the palate is...
The Loire Valley is home to over 4,000 wineries that produce a striking array of elegant, high quality wines. We've sourced some delicious examples, including a spectacular Sancerre from Anthony Girard (92/100 Decanter Magazine)
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