The sun is out and so is our latest fixed-price sale. We’re celebrating the long awaited warm weather with a journey to the Loire Valley where the fresh, relatively light (sometimes full-bodied) reds and the straight, pure and refreshing whites are perfect to sip this spring. Let’s take a closer look at some of the champions of the Loire available to buy now.
Muscadet, best friend to sea food dishes and perfect with a plate of fresh oysters is a staple wine for the summer. This sale features only the best from this woefully underappreciated appellation including the stunning offerings from biodynamic Domaine Jo Landron and Domaine de l’Ecu.
Unearth the hidden gems from the heart of Saumur. Domaine du Collier (Antoine Foucault) and Noël Legrand are this area’s best kept secrets so snatch up some bottles at prices while you still can. We adore the reds from Saumur-Champigny, especially those from the wonderful Domaine des Roches Neuves while Château Yvonne is another producer at the height of its reputation.
Chinon offers up excellent wines at excellent prices: Domaine Grosbois, Bernard Baudry, Charles Joguet and Philippe Alliet are all an expression of Chinon at its best.
We love the Bourgueil AOC wines from Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton. Organically certified, they can be enjoyed young or after a few years in the cellar.
From Vouvray and Montlouis, Philippe Foreau’s Clos Naudin and Jacky Blot’s La Taille aux Loups are examples of Chenin Blanc at its most elegant.
Finally, Sancerre, an appellation that perhaps best encapsulates the lure of the Loire offers up refreshing, straight and steely whites. The grands vins from Edmond Vatan’s Clos de la Néore are pure and crystalline while Pascal Cotat’s Cuvée never fails to wow the critics. Why not try the wines from Alphonse Mellot and Domaine Vacheron: incredible wines with pleasing price tags.
Note: we will be adding more cuvées throughout the week so check back for more.
Access the sales catalogue:
27/04/2018 – 03.00pm: Sancerre
27/04/2018 – 03.05pm: Saumur & Saumur Champigny
27/04/2018 – 03.10pm: Chinon
27/04/2018 – 03.15pm: Montlouis & Vouvray
27/04/2018 – 03.20pm: Other Loire Red
27/04/2018 – 03.25pm: Other Loire White