Great Loire Valley reds: An ode to Cabernet Franc

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley – a historic land of great red wines, extending over 1,000 kilometres from Auvergne to Nantes. This region highlights the famous Cabernet Franc, which has been planted there since the 11th century in renowned appellations like Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur-Champigny.

The emblematic producers

Iconic domains and rising stars, these are the producers who’ve contributed to the Loire Valley’s renown for multiple years:

  • Charles Joguet: A must-have domain from Chinon producing amazing wines that are both juicy and well-structured, showing nice freshness and significant ageing potential. These wines would make a great addition to the collection of any wine lover.
  • Catherine & Pierre Breton: Deeply engaged in the philosophy of biodynamic and natural methods, Domine Breton of Bourgeuil creates fine wines that are fresh and lively.
  • Domaine de la Butte: Taken over by Jacky Blot in 2002, the property delivers great expressions of their Bourgueil terroir, which is cut in the direction of the hill’s slope.
  • Arnaud Lambert: Having started his winemaking career on his family’s Saumur estate in 2005, in just a few years, Arnaud Lambert reached the status of Loire Valley star.
  • Domaine des Roches Neuves: Thierry Germain creates superb biodynamic Saumur and Saumur-Champigny wines that stand out for their fresh fruit flavours and elegance.

5 sure value Cabernets Francs

Cabernet France expresses itself in a thousand different ways, depending on the terroir where it was planted, the climate, the vintage, and the style of the winemaker. You will find a variety of exceptional wines below, some which could be tasted young and others which would require a few years in the cellar:

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