Loire

Along the Loire River, a historic land of royal holiday, local grape varieties have established themselves and asserted themselves allowing the development of wines of character. The proximity of rivers in the "Garden of France" played an important role in the growth of the Loire vineyard, allowing a diversity of soils and the establishment of a major river axis, means of transport for wines. To date, 51 appellations and denominations bring together Nantes, Anjou, Saumurois and Touraine and place the rosé, white and red wines and fine bubbles of the Loire under the same regional banner. 35 other appellations come to complete the range of fruity and aromatic wines of the Loire, that they are rallied to the interprofession of the wines of the Center, or independent such as Bourgueil, Coteaux du Vendômois, etc. The vineyards of the Loire Valley are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its vineyards and castles, but above all for its harmony between the architecture of the cities and the beauty of the countryside. In terms of production, the Loire vineyard ranks third in France and is positioned as a true border between the North and South of the French vineyard, between maturity and delicacy, freshness and aromas. The vintages are marked according to the different maritime influences and the sunshine rates that Loire wines know every year. The richness and diversity of Loire wines can also be explained by the multitude of micro-climates that the region supports, created by the river, and determinants in the vinification of sweet wines such as Coteaux du Layon or Quarter de Chaume. The vineyards of the Loire Valley are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its vineyards and castles, but above all for its harmony between the architecture of the cities and the beauty of the countryside. In terms of production, the Loire vineyard ranks third in France and is positioned as a true border between the North and South of the French vineyard, between maturity and delicacy, freshness and aromas. The vintages are marked according to the different maritime influences and the sunshine rates that Loire wines know every year. The richness and diversity of Loire wines can also be explained by the multitude of micro-climates that the region supports, created by the river, and determinants in the vinification of sweet wines such as Coteaux du Layon or Quarter de Chaume. The vineyards of the Loire Valley are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its vineyards and castles, but above all for its harmony between the architecture of the cities and the beauty of the countryside. In terms of production, the Loire vineyard ranks third in France and is positioned as a true border between the North and South of the French vineyard, between maturity and delicacy, freshness and aromas. The vintages are marked according to the different maritime influences and the sunshine rates that Loire wines know every year. The richness and diversity of Loire wines can also be explained by the multitude of micro-climates that the region supports, created by the river, and determinants in the vinification of sweet wines such as Coteaux du Layon or Quarter de Chaume.

  • DES AUBUISIERES, Vouvray Cuvée de Silex 2017

    DES AUBUISIERES, Vouvray Cuvée de Silex 2017

    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Bernard Fouquet—formerly recorded under the name Domaine des Aubuisières—is a top producer in Vouvray and offers some of the most fascinating modern Chenin Blancs that I have tasted. The wines combine...

    $19.99
  • DOMAINE DE BERNIER, 2016 Chardonnay

    DOMAINE DE BERNIER, 2016 Chardonnay

    Jeb Dunnuck "Coming mostly from estate fruit brought up all in tank, the 2016 Chardonnay is a delicious, undeniably quaffable beauty loaded with notions of ripe citrus, lemon, and grapefruit. With no hard edges and a supple, delicious style, it's not...

    $9.99
  • Domaine de l'Enchantoir, Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame 2015

    Domaine de l'Enchantoir, Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame 2015

    90 points Wine Spectator "Quite fresh, with bouncy acidity and a mouthwatering bay leaf and bramble frame around a core of black cherry and steeped plum fruit. Light anise, alder and tobacco hints line the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,200...

    $17.99
  • Domaine Henry Pellé, 2016 Menetou-Salon Blanc

    Domaine Henry Pellé, 2016 Menetou-Salon Blanc

    A light green/gold in the glass. Aromas of tart green apples, celery and blackboard chalk. A pleasant spritz on the palate leads to flavours of lime zest, pear and, yes, gooseberries. The finish is short yet concentrated with plenty of minerality...

    $21.99
  • Domaine Moyer Demi-Sec 2006

    Domaine Moyer Demi-Sec 2006

    Beautiful chenin blanc from the Loire Valley in France.  Flavors of dried apricots framed by elegant minerality and finishing with pleasant lime and citrus hints.  Shows the depth and complexity of bottle age.  Great example of this...

    $17.99
  • Henri Bourgeois, Petit Bourgeois, Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Henri Bourgeois, Petit Bourgeois, Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Winemaker Notes Remarkably aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances recalling the flower of the vine and the fruit of the Sauvignon. On the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity characteristic of grapes harvested at good maturity...

    $13.99
  • PATIENT COTTAT, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Le Grand Caillou

    PATIENT COTTAT, 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Le Grand Caillou

    The Fournier family, with roots as deep as their vines in this region, seem to be related to just about everyone in some way. They've been farming and producing wines in Sancerre for generations. We are pleased to have been offered this wine, yet again,...

    $9.99