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.
The quality of this wine and ethos of Pierre Henri Gadais was somewhat of a surprise.
Pierre Henri returned to his family’s vineyard in 2016. He had a clear idea of what he wanted to do regarding wine making. In 2018, the Domaine received Organic Certification. He also uses 100% recycled glass for bottling..............
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...
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.
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 and pear notes.
Vanessa Cheneau is the rising star winemaker of Loire valley at the moment; we have been blown away by the outstanding quality. Queen of the Chenin Blanc grape, Vanessa's wines are dry with great complexity. Interestingly, the red is...
The Rosé d’Anjou Chemin des Sables is a classic wine of the Loire Valley's Rosé d'Anjou appellation. Comprising four different grape varieties (Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pineau d’Aunis.
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, pairing well with barbecues and street food..
This is the first vintage from Vanessa Cherruau, who has excelled herself from the off.The vineyard is called “Sur la Butte” and lies on schist soil. The grapes (30% Cabernet franc and 70% Cabernet Sauvignon) are manually harvested and 100% destemmed. The vinification process started with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and at the final stage, the wine is aged in concrete vats.
Chinon is a less known area in the Loire Valley but produces great quality red wines made from the Cabernet Franc grape.
Chateau Coulaine produces this organic Chinon with young vines (over 5 years) and wild yeasts fermented in...