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3 Bottle Taster Pack – Loire Valley

$112.00 $95.00

This 3 Bottle Taster Pack will take you on a journey across the Loire Valley from West to East.

The Loire Valley Taster Pack includes:

  • 1 bottle Chateau De La Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2018
  • 1 bottle Domaine D’Orfeuilles Vouvray Demi-Sec 2015
  • 1 bottle Domaine Du Nozay Sancerre 2018

Up anchor & cruise down the Loire River with this fun taster pack.

Domaine du Nozay Sancerre 2018

The long awaited 2018 has arrived.

Cyril de Benoist, the second generation of the estate Domaine du Nozay and from a family steeped in winemaking history..Nephew of Aubert de Villaine (co-owner of La Romanée Conti) & brother of Pierre de Benoist (winegrower at Domaine de Villaine in Bouzeron).

An elegant and discrete aromatic display of citrus (pink grapefruit, lychee and lemon) but mostly yellow peach. The palate is fresh cut pear in syrup, grapefruit, citrus & chalky crunch all perfectly balanced. The 2018 is exuberant single vineyard Sancerre and very is hard to beat with its stylish, precise fruit and complex minerality.

Soil of Terres Blanches (clay and limestone) worked 100% Bio-Dynamically with proteody (using music to enhance the proteins of the vine) Vinification : spontaneous fermentations in round stainless steel vats (to preserve the natural vortex) with natural yeasts and very low sulfites (thanks to the azote solution).

Tasting note from Cyril  : Tension, minerality, accents of white fruit and citrus. From the attack to the finish, the mouth is supple, expressive and elegant.

"Multi award-winning Sancerre from passionate, winemaking family dedicated solely to the pursuit of making perfect Sauvignon Blanc."

Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2018

16/20 Jancis Robinson - "Certified Terra Vitis (since 2002). Screwcap. 45 hl/ha from 50-year-old vines (and older). 100% Melon de Bourgogne on a bedrock of mica schist. Underground cement tanks. No malolactic fermentation. 10 months on the lees. A cloud of perfume hovering above this glass! Freesia. Lightly zesty framework, just a little more pointed than the Les Schistes but with a softer, more floaty mid palate. Seems to hover above the tongue, draped in lemony gossamer. Finishes with a little sharp tug of citrus acidity. (TC)"

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Domaine d'Orfeuilles Vouvray "Les Coudraies” Demi Sec 2015

The “Demi-Sec” (semi-dry) comes from a south-east facing “Les Coudraies” vineyard. These old vines are planted on limestone subsoil with clay and Siliceous soils and harvested when the grapes are at peak ripeness with some grapes harvested just over-ripe.

2015 was a warmer year in the Loire and this wine shows a slightly more full palate than the 2014. It's beautifully aromatic. Flavours of honey, stone fruits, peach, grapefruit and sweetness gives way to fresh acid thrills and lengthy appeal.

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The Loire Valley stretches almost 500 km from the Atlantic along the Loire River and its tributaries almost to Chablis. The soil, the micro-climates & varying topography of the region makes for wines that are diverse & complex, food friendly & fun. It’s a marvellous place to visit dotted with grand castles and huge Chateaux and beautiful little villages where you’ll find excellent food & wonderful people.

Chateau De La Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2018

  • 91 Points – Silver Medal – 2018 Decanter – World Wine Awards – “Broad, brothy and rich, this wine holds its freshness close to its core. It grows on mica schist soils, the vines between 40 and 60 years old, their fruit focused, persistent and clean, but needing bottle age to gain full expression.”
  • 92 Points – Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Best of Year – “Old vines, up to 60 years old, are the basis of this concentrated, ripe and intense wine, with layers of rich citrus fruit and chalky texture. This is still a little young so drink from 2018.

Domaine D’Orfeuilles Vouvray Demi-Sec 2015

  • The “Demi-Sec” (semi-dry) comes from a south-east facing “Les Coudraies” vineyard. These old vines are planted on limestone subsoil with clay and Siliceous soils and harvested when the grapes are at peak ripeness with some grapes harvested just over-ripe.2015 was a warmer year in the Loire and this wine shows a slightly more full palate than the 2014. It’s beautifully aromatic. Flavours of honey, stone fruits, peach, grapefruit and sweetness gives way to fresh acid thrills and lengthy appeal.

Domaine Du Nozay Sancerre 2018

  • The long awaited 2018 has arrived. An elegant and discrete aromatic display of citrus (pink grapefruit, lychee and lemon) but mostly yellow peach. The palate is fresh cut pear in syrup, grapefruit, citrus & chalky crunch all perfectly balanced with acidity, structure and fruit; its crisp & refreshing, flavoursome and gluggable.

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