The river Loire in France provides the backdrop to the Loire valley’s extremely varied vineyards. Many world famous wines being produced here and tend to have the hallmark of relatively high but perfectly refreshing acidity and are usually light bodied. The two most famous Loire wines are Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé which are both made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Vouvray, made from Chenin Blanc grapes, in both dry and sweet styles, and Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine, made from Melon de Bourgogne are also popular Loire wines. Some very good value Loire wines can be found from Reuilly, Quincy, and Menetou-Salon. Anjou, Aubance and Layon are some more areas that are worth exploring.
Rich gooseberry with a lick of citrus and a tang of smoke.
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Beautifully classic Sancerre from one of the region's oldest estates, this is Sauvignon Blanc at its most alluring. Read More.
We love the winemaker's description - 'Lively without being aggressive',
A Sauvignon for life, not just for Christmas. Read More.
Fresh, fragrant and ridiculously appealing Sauvignon Blanc. Read More.
Delicately pink and elegant with bright citrus and berry fruit - taking rosé to another level. Read More.
‘Quite simply one of the most impressive examples of Muscadet I’ve ever sampled…a lesson in balance and elegance.'
Andy Cronshaw, Manchester Evening News
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