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.