The Loire Valley: A land of fine white wines

The Loire Valley stretches from Auvergne up to Pays Nantais, covering over 1,000km of French soil. Because of this, the terroirs, grape varieties and styles offer an amazing variety of wines. From icons to rising stars, rediscover the Loire’s brilliant fine white wines in this new selection.

Is it too difficult to decide what to buy from our broad selection of Loire white wines? We could pick out wines from these 10 domains with our eyes closed. They are safe bets that produce high quality bottles, year after year:

  • Huet: The go-to domain in Vouvray, it creates fantastic Chenins Blancs with amazing ageing potential that can also be enjoyed young.
  • Michel Redde et fils: This historic domain unites elegance, tradition and modernity while crafting these Pouilly-Fumé that can age in the cellar and are praised for their freshness and amazingly pronounced aromas.
  • Alphonse Mellot: A domain that the critics place at the top of the Sancerre appellation thanks to the family’s stellar work at the vines (grown according to biodynamic methods) and in the cellar.
  • Belargus: This domain produced its first vintage in 2018 after taking over the vines of legendary Python-Paillé and it offers a range of dry and sweet white wines from the great terroirs of Anjou Noir (schist soils). A real favourite!
  • La Taille aux Loups: The history of this domain dates back to the start of the 1990s when Jacky Blot, then a wine merchant, took over some vines in Montlouis. And the rest is history as they say…
  • Arnaud Lambert: After having taken over the reins of the family domain in 2005, it took Arnaud Lambert less than 15 years to feature among the top 100 producers in the French wine guide Bettane+Desseauve. A safe bet from the Saumur appellation!
  • La Coulée de Serrant: This is an emblematic domain of the Val de Loire and Savennières. Nicolas Joly, assisted by his daughter Virginie, decided to take on a more natural approach in 1984 and the whole of the domain’s vineyard is cared for using biodynamic principles. The Clos de la Coulée de Serrant is an entire appellation and a legendary single vineyard, that you should try once in your life.
  • La Grange Tiphaine: Thanks to the careful work in the vineyards (using biodynamic and organic methods) and in the cellar, this Touraine domain produces elegant and pure wines. A real gem!
  • Domaine de l’Ecu: Heading to Muscadet, here is one of the flagship names of the region. Creating fantastic wines that reflect their terroirs as well as organic, biodynamic and natural ones, it has conquered the whole world and convinced all who try its wines that Muscadet can produce excellent wines!
  • Bonnigal-Bodet: Located in Limeray, not far from Amboise, this domain vinifies fine wines from the Touraine-Amboise appellation. Using an approach with as little intervention as possible, the wines are created with the aim to be as precise and pure as possible.

All our Loire white wines