Loire

The folly in Clos Du Bourg - VouvrayThe Loire is both a hotbed of winegrowing radicalism and a centre of tradition and conservatism. Our growers tend to the traditional, but must display excellence too - the two don't always go hand in hand. The river Loire is a huge beast, influencing almost a third of France and responsible for the oak forests of Allier as well as the (almost defunct since phylloxera) vineyards of St-Pourçain. Most people tend to think of the East/West stretch of the river from Sancerre to Muscadet, crudely put. In the central vineyards of Sancerre and neighbours Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot reign, more westerly regions rejoice in Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, while towards Nantes the grapes are Melon de Bourgogne (nothing to do with either) and Gros Plant; a grape so acidic doctors still prescribe it for certain infections.

 

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Vintage Description Cs sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs Inc Bt Inc
2014 ready Yannick Amirault Bourgueil Grand Clos
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6x 75cl 2 0 £78.00 £109.19 £21.00 Buy
2015 ready Chidaine Montlouis Sec Les Choisilles
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12x 75cl 2 1 £210.00 £283.18 £26.95 Buy
2015 ready Andre Dezat Sancerre Rose
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12x 75cl 0 1 £110.00 £163.18 £15.50 Buy
2015 drink or keep Andre Dezat Sancerre Blanc
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12x 75cl 0 4 £110.00 £163.16 £15.50 Buy
2015 drink or keep Andre Dezat Sancerre Rouge V Vignes
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12x 75cl 2 3 £110.00 £163.16 £15.50 Buy
2014 drink or keep Echardieres Chenonceaux Le Long Bec
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6x 75cl 1 3 £48.00 £73.19 £14.50 Buy
2015 drink or keep Selection Hauts Pemions Muscadet sur Lie
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6x 75cl 2 5 £30.00 £51.59 £9.99 Buy
2015 ready Le Logis de la Bouchardiere Chinon Rose
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6x 75cl 16 0 £39.00 £62.39 £11.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Le Logis de la Bouchardiere Chinon
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6x 75cl 8 3 £36.00 £58.79 £10.95 Buy
2014 ready Chateau de Maupas Menetou-Salon Blanc
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12x 75cl 6 1 £105.00 £157.16 £14.95 Buy
1971 ready Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon
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6x 75cl 2 1 £195.00 £249.59 £49.95 Buy
2014 ready Jonathan Pabiot Pouilly-Fume
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12x 75cl 1 6 £120.00 £175.16 £16.95 Buy
2014 drink or keep Rocheville Saumur-Champigny Le Prince
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6x 75cl 3 0 £50.00 £75.59 £13.95 Buy