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Wines of France and The Loire Valley

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The Loire wine region of France is dominated by the River Loire itself. The longest river in France has its source in the centre of the country and flows through the five major wine producing areas of the Loire before entering the Atlantic Ocean just north of Nantes. The five sub-regions are: Pays Nantais, Anjou, Saumur, Touraine and right up near the mighty rivers source is the Upper Loire. All five areas producing very different styles of wine.

Pays Nantais is very well-known for its coastal seafood and its close friend Muscadet. Basic Muscadet is bone dry and combined with its high acid content can be an acquired taste, locals who drink it every day would think of it as the norm. A large proportion of Muscadet produced will support the words "sur lie" on its label. This signals a big step-up from the basic Muscadet and refers to a vinification process which allows the fermented wine to be left on its lees (sediment). This technique nutures a wine that displays a lot more fruit and depth of flavours.

Anjou, a region famous for its Chenin Blanc wines is located just south of Angers. The three wines most recognised by UK consumers are first Coteaux du Layon, a delicious dessert wine of high repute providing a little more acidity than its cousins in Bordeaux, also a perfect wine for long term cellering. Next this region produces a top quality bone dry white wine from the Chenin Blanc grapes, a wine with a lot of followers around the World. Third would be its most easily recognised wine, the easy everyday drinking Anjou Rose.

Saumur is famed for its fruity red wines and its well respected sparkling wines. The red wines such as Saumur-Champigny are permitted only to use one grape variety, Cabernet Franc. Some will say the style of wine is similar to Beaujolais (Gamay grape), light, fruity and very refreshing. Saumur is a major producer of quality sparkling wines. The wine making process being similar to that of champagne and many will argue its warmer climate produces wines of equal stature or in some cases even better.

Touraine like Saumur specialises in producing fine Cabernet Franc red wines, such as, Chinon and Bourgueil. The regions other claim to fame being Vouvray and its three Chenin Blanc styles e.g. Dry, sweet and sparkling and all with a good name for fine quality.

The Upper Loire at the far eastern end of the river is Sauvignon Blanc country. Most of the Worlds Sauvignon Blanc wines produced are bench-marked against the wines of this area e.g. Sancerre. Pouilly Fume and Menetou-Salon to name just a few. If there were a league table for best Loire wine region, the Upper Loire would wine every year and likewise they would be World Champions for the outstanding Sauvignon Blanc wines they produce. Many of the growers in this region also produce excellent red and rose wines under their district labels, such as Sancerre Rouge and Sancerre Rose.

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Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie, Louis Metaireau 2011


Dry and refreshing with citrus and lime aromas and a crisp l...

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750ml £7.50

Muscadet Sevre et Maine Raymond Morin, 2012


A superb crisp dry wine with lovely fruit, excellent with se...

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750ml £8.50

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Cabernet D'Anjou Domaine du Landreau, 2013


Medium dry rose, delicate with structure and poise that is s...

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750ml £9.45

Chinon Les Coteaux Domaine La Jalousie, 2011


A light and fruity Chinon made from 100% Cabernet Franc,

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750ml £9.98

Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Domaine Francois Cartier, 2014


Complex aromas, elegant fruit flavours, long refreshing fini...

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750ml £11.88

Saumur Champigny Raymond Morin, 2011


Lighter than the Bourgueil wines, this wine has an aroma of ...

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750ml £11.88

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Domaine de la Chevalerie, 2013


A very feminine style with aromas of wildflowers with a plea...

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750ml £11.88

Le Petit Clos Coteaux du Layon Domaine du Landreau 2013


This Layon is generous. It never ceases to surprise you. Its...

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750ml £13.75

Vouvray Raymond Morin, 2012


A lovely soft hint of sweetness, luscious fruit yet not cloy...

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750ml £13.85

Sancerre Rose, Domaine de la Villaudiere, France 2011


Delicately coloured wine with a pwerful bouquet of red berry...

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750ml £14.45

Pouilly Fume, Domaine De La Villaudiere, France 2012


An intense, complex bouquet with floral aromas complimented ...

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750ml £14.58

Quincy Tradition Domaine Jacques Rouze 2005

Light to medium bodied, dry, fresh fruit driven white


A dry, very aromatic wine of great finesse. Usually softer, ...

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750ml £14.86

Sancerre Rouge, Domaine de la Villaudiere, France 2010


Very delicate bouquet with Pinot Noir characteristics, silky...

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750ml £14.95

Pouilly Fume Domaine Regis Minet, 2011


The scattered flint in these vineyards imbues the wines with...

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750ml £17.43

Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Nicolas Girard, 2016


Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Nicolas Girard has concentrated citr...

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750ml £17.50

Sancerre, Domaine Des Brosses


A fresh citrus palate with herbaceous notes of hay and nettl...

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750ml £18.86

Sancerre Blanc Sauvage Pascal Jolivet,


A wine of great finesse, elegance and character, organically...

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750ml £37.95

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Moulin Touchais, Anjou 1983

Sweet, deep bodied , lusciously rich, a classic dessert wine


Has flavours of lemon, toffee and honeycomb with fresh acidi...

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750ml £83.68