Loire Wine

  • Vouvray Mousseux Brut

    Vouvray Mousseux Brut

    This delicious sparkling Chenin Blanc has an inviting brioche bouquet and a teasingly frothy effervescence, making it ideal for all manner of celebrations or picnics – no corkscrew required.

    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
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  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Mousseux Brut

    Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Mousseux Brut

    This bottle-fermented sparkling Montlouis wine displays a lively mousse inviting green apple aromas and a whistle-clean palate.

    • Bottle £14.95
    • Bottle Case £179.40
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  • Saumur Mousseux Brut

    Saumur Mousseux Brut

    Classic, toasty, aromas precede a palate of ripe orchard fruit. The fresh, lively mousse gives way to a clean, crisp finish.

    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
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  • Crémant de Loire Mousseux Brut

    Crémant de Loire Mousseux Brut

    A lovely, coral-pink, dry Crémant de Loire from the exemplary Vignerons de Saumur co-opérative in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. This delightful bottle-fermented rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Franc, has an uplifting palate of crushed berries and is perfect for parties and celebrations. An excellent alternative to rosé Champagne if you're expecting a crowd!

    • Bottle £12.95
    • Bottle Case £155.40
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  • Vin Mousseux de Qualité: Cuvée les Tonnelles

    Vin Mousseux de Qualité: Cuvée les Tonnelles

    An excellent sparkling Vouvray rosé wine with vivid red berry aromas and a dry, crisp palate.

    • Bottle £13.25
    • Bottle Case £159.00
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  • Bourgueil: Vaumoreau 2007

    Bourgueil: Vaumoreau 2007

    Ruby red with a brick pink rim. Aromas and flavours of ‘cut-pepper’, blackberries and mushrooms are supported by ripe tannins preceding a complex, mouth filling finish.

    • Bottle £26.00
    • Bottle Case £312.00
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  • Bourgueil: Les Cent Boisselées 2009

    Bourgueil: Les Cent Boisselées 2009

    'Les Cent Boisselées' is a mid-weight, forward and fruity Bourgueil wine from 100% Cabernet Franc. With juicy cassis flavours and pleasant blackberry leaf and mushroom aromas, it will cellar well for 3-5 years and is a great accompaniment to simple grills and stews.

    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
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  • Jasnières: Domaine de la Charrière Raisins Nobles 2009

    Jasnières: Domaine de la Charrière Raisins Nobles 2009

    A succulent palate of sweet orchard fruit is offset by a clean acidity. The unique smooth taste displays rich, hazelnut and sherry-like flavours which develop on the palate as the wine matures. In the finest vintages it is headily decadent with complex mineral undertones and succulent, honeyed tinges.

    • Bottle £21.00
    • Bottle Case £252.00
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  • Saumur Rouge: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet 2012

    Saumur Rouge: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet 2012

    Fred Filliatreau's red Saumur Château Fouquet that comes from vines just outside the Saumur Champigny appellation seems to be getting better with every vintage that we ship. It is a ripe rounded Cabernet Franc with some light minerally nuances that should be drunk within a couple of years, preferably al fresco with a plate of cheese or charcuterie!

    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
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  • Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2012

    Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2012

    The Teillers' Menetou Salon Blanc is a firm favourite chez Yapp. The atypically ripe, juicy style of Loire Sauvignon Blanc is almost certainly influenced by the year that Patricia Teiller and husband Olivier Luneau (who now run the estate) spent winemaking in New Zealand.

    • Half Bottle £7.95
    • Half Bottle Case £190.80
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  • Pouilly-Fumé: Les Loges 2012

    Pouilly-Fumé: Les Loges 2012

    Dominique Guyot produces this bright, rich, rounded Pouilly Fumé from mature rootstock on the coveted 'Les Loges' escarpment in the centre of this Loire appellation, which is reserved for wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. This superb example drinks jolly well on its own but shellfish, asparagus and goat’s cheese are all apposite accompaniments.

    • Half Bottle £8.25
    • Half Bottle Case £198.00
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  • Chinon: l'Arpenty 2012

    Chinon: l'Arpenty 2012

    This delicious Cabernet Franc from Francis Desbourdes is packed full of youthful, berry fruit and was memorably described by Joanna Simon as being like ‘liquid summer pudding’. It has supple tannins that lend it well to light chilling. In short it is a delicious and failsafe crowd-pleaser.

    • Bottle £13.25
    • Bottle Case £159.00
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  • Saumur Blanc 2012

    Saumur Blanc 2012

    This crisp, white Saumur wine that is produced from Chenin Blanc on the chalky soils of Anjou is a firm favourite with Yapp customers and staff alike. This may have something to do with the eye-catching Charles de Gaulle label, but more likely is because it's a refreshing, fruity, bon marché crowd-pleaser that makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to salads.

    • Half Bottle £5.50
    • Half Bottle Case £132.00
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  • Vouvray Sec 2012

    Vouvray Sec 2012

    Bien classique! This refreshing, apple-scented Chenin Blanc will make a great aperitif or partner to goats cheese and salads. It's the perfect foil for the locally-made potted pork rillettes, and together they make a dangerous combination as both are extremely more-ish.

    • Bottle £12.25
    • Bottle Case £147.00
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  • Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes 2009

    Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes 2009

    "…the imperial Vieilles Vignes – a mesmerising and peerless glimpse of what Loire Cabernet Franc is capable of." Matthew Jukes - '100 Most Iconic Wine Estates'.

    • Magnum £39.95
    • Magnum Case £239.70
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  • Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes 2011

    Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes 2011

    Big, bountiful, gastronomic Cabernet Franc - a rich and powerful wine displaying herbaceous aromas. It has a wonderful core of ripe cassis flavours and a fine structure of tannins. It should be decanted before drinking and can mature happily for up to a decade. Indeed, we are so enamoured of it that we ship it in half-bottles and magnums to cover every conceivable occasion!

    • Bottle £16.95
    • Bottle Case £203.40
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  • Anjou La Lune 2012

    Anjou La Lune 2012

    Marc Angeli's principal cuvee in volume terms, is this fabulous 'natural' Chenin Blanc called 'La Lune' that has a beguiling baked bread bouquet and complex palate of stewed orchard fruit, nuts, honey and minerals.

    • Bottle £19.95
    • Bottle Case £239.40
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  • Quincy: Jerôme de la Chaise 2013

    Quincy: Jerôme de la Chaise 2013

    This delightful, racy Sauvignon Blanc from Quincy is made by Jerôme de la Chaise, and has an excellent nose with classic elderflower aromas. It makes a terrific accompaniment to asparagus, seafood or fresh goat's cheeses.

    • Bottle £13.25
    • Bottle Case £159.00
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  • Jasnières: Clos Saint Jacques 2012

    Jasnières: Clos Saint Jacques 2012

    With a light, fruity palate when young, this dry Jasnières wine obtains a unique smooth taste as it matures. In the finest vintages it is headily decadent with complex mineral undertones and succulent, honeyed tinges.

    • Bottle £15.95
    • Bottle Case £191.40
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  • Reuilly 2013

    Reuilly 2013

    This Reuilly from Gérard Cordier is a fantastic, understated Sauvignon Blanc. Alluring elderflower scents and a zesty, whistle-clean, bone-dry palate.

    • Bottle £12.25
    • Bottle Case £147.00
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  • Reuilly: Pinot Gris 2013

    Reuilly: Pinot Gris 2013

    Those in search of a really pale, really dry rosé, that is the antithesis of the fruit bombs favoured by multiple retailers, should look no further than this Pinot Gris. With a delicate rosehip bouquet and tangy redcurrant tastes, it is a perfect palate primer for picnics and parties, or would do justice to a bowl of langoustines and a lemon-dressed mesclun salad!

    • Bottle £10.50
    • Bottle Case £126.00
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  • Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze 2013

    Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze 2013

    A clear, pale wine with appealing orchard fruit aromas and a gently-honeyed, stone-fruit palate underscored by a fresh acidity.

    • Bottle £13.50
    • Bottle Case £162.00
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  • Savennières: Coulée de Serrant 2011

    Savennières: Coulée de Serrant 2011

    Savennières: Coulée de Serrant - a wonderfully complex, dry white wine commonly regarded as the ‘nec plus ultra’ of the appellation. Warming vanilla aromas and flavours of nuts and honey slowly unfurl on the palate and develop with ageing. A sophisticated, contemplative wine that merits wider recognition.

    • Bottle £74.00
    • Bottle Case £888.00
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  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: l'Expression 2012

    Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: l'Expression 2012

    Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: 'L'Expression' is a forward-drinking, capsicum-scented Cabernet Franc that has a lovely concentration of fruit and a really persistent finish.

    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
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  • Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Blanc 2013

    Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Blanc 2013

    Sancerre Les Perriers from André Vatan is a benchmark white Sancerre wine - pure Sauvignon Blanc, with a classic elderflower bouquet and a lean, zesty palate. It's the Sancerre 'de choix' of many a Michelin-starred restaurant, so if you'd like to experience 'best in class', this is your man.

    • Bottle £15.95
    • Bottle Case £191.40
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  • Saint-Pourçain: La Ficelle Rouge 2013

    Saint-Pourçain: La Ficelle Rouge 2013

    Designed for early drinking, this supple Gamay and Pinot Noir blend displays raspberry and violet aromas followed by light, redcurrant fruit on the palate, making it the ideal accompaniment for soft cheeses and charcuterie.

    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
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  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Sec 2013

    Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Sec 2013

    Domaine des Liards Montlouis-sur-Loire Sec - clean, green apple and grapefruit aromas precede a zesty, citric palate. This excellent example of Chenin Blanc has a bright, refreshing acidity and crisp, dry finish.

    • Bottle £13.25
    • Bottle Case £159.00
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  • Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Rosé 2013

    Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Rosé 2013

    A lovely coral-pink colour, this delicate, dry rosé wine from Domaine Jean Teiller has ripe, summer berry scents and flavours prior to a clean, fresh finish.

    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
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  • Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle Rosé 2013

    Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle Rosé 2013

    A beautiful pale (saignée) Sancerre Rosé wine made from pure Pinot Noir. It has a lovely, coral-pink robe, redcurrant aromas with zesty red berry palate with a fresh, clean finish making it perfect for consummate al fresco imbibing.

    • Bottle £15.75
    • Bottle Case £189.00
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  • Cabernet d'Anjou: Château La Tomaze Rosé 2013

    Cabernet d'Anjou: Château La Tomaze Rosé 2013

    Cabernet d'Anjou from Château La Tomaze - salmon-pink in colour, with fresh, inviting, crushed-raspberry aromas, the merest hint of pepper, and a juicy palate for carefree summer drinking.

    • Bottle £9.75
    • Bottle Case £117.00
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  • Coteaux du Layon Rablay: Château la Tomaze 2013

    Coteaux du Layon Rablay: Château la Tomaze 2013

    Coteaux du Layon Rablay from Château la Tomaze - a pale golden taffeta textured wine with a delightful rose petal bouquet. The charming orchard fruit flavours with underlying honeyed notes and a light, fresh acidity give incredible finesse.

    • Bottle £15.95
    • Bottle Case £191.40
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  • Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze: Cuvee des Lys 1995

    Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze: Cuvee des Lys 1995

    A rich golden wine of incredible concentration. Its unctuous raisin fruit and subtle honey and mineral flavours are uplifted by charming acidity and an incredible finesse.

    • Bottle £32.00
    • Bottle Case £384.00
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  • Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Pinot Noir 2013

    Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Pinot Noir 2013

    A benchmark Pinot Noir from Domaine Jean Teiller, it has has oodles of bright berry and cherry fruit over a background of supple tannins.

    • Bottle £13.95
    • Bottle Case £167.40
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  • Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 2013

    Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 2013

    The Filliatreaus' principal cuvée in volume terms is their Saumur Champigny which is a big seller on the Parisian restaurant circuit. Like many Loire red wines, it is best served lightly-chilled and makes a great foil for simple grills or charcuterie.

    • Bottle £12.25
    • Bottle Case £147.00
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  • Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault 'Les Galuches' Rouge 2012

    Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault 'Les Galuches' Rouge 2012

    A juicy red Chinon with supple, cherry flavours that is an ideal partner for grilled meat.

    • Bottle £11.95
    • Bottle Case £143.40
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  • Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Blanc 2013

    Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Blanc 2013

    Only 2% of Chinon wines are white, so we would commend you to try this delicious, rare, Chenin blanc!

    • Bottle £13.25
    • Bottle Case £159.00
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  • Saint-Pourçain: Cuvée Printanière Blanc 2013

    Saint-Pourçain: Cuvée Printanière Blanc 2013

    This popular, mid-weight white wine from the Auvergne has subtle citrus aromas, fresh, zesty fruit flavours and a crisp and clean finish.

    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
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  • Saint-Pourçain: Domaine de Chinière Rosé 2013

    Saint-Pourçain: Domaine de Chinière Rosé 2013

    A delicate, and decently dry, quaffable rosé, the Saint-Pourçain La Chinière offers a soft rose petal bouquet and pleasantly crisp acidity on the palate. Made from pure Gamay, it's a lovely, crowd-pleasing aperitif and a fantastic match for soft, creamy cheeses.

    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
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  • Saumur Blanc 2013

    Saumur Blanc 2013

    This crisp, white Saumur wine that is produced from Chenin Blanc on the chalky soils of Anjou is a firm favourite with Yapp customers and staff alike. This may have something to do with the eye-catching Charles de Gaulle label, but more likely is because it's a refreshing, fruity, bon marché crowd-pleaser that makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to salads. Now bottled under screwcap.

    • Bottle £9.75
    • Bottle Case £117.00
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  • Saumur Rouge 2012

    Saumur Rouge 2012

    Our consistently reliable red Saumur, with its distinctive label that depicts graffito of Charles de Gaulle, makes for remarkably versatile easy drinking. Made from pure Cabernet Franc, it is savoury and youthful with bright, summer berry scents and flavours and is best drunk lightly chilled.

    • Bottle £9.75
    • Bottle Case £117.00
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  • Saumur: Paul Filliatreau Blanc 2013

    Saumur: Paul Filliatreau Blanc 2013

    Domaine Filliatreau specializes in world-class Cabernet Franc but this delightful Chenin blanc has appealing green apple aromas a whistle-clean palate and minerally undertones.

    • Bottle £12.25
    • Bottle Case £147.00
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  • Saumur Champigny: La Grande Vignolle 2012

    Saumur Champigny: La Grande Vignolle 2012

    A mid-weight, ripe, rounded Cabernet Franc. A wonderful concentration of brambly fruit is underpinned by supple tannins.

    • Bottle £12.95
    • Bottle Case £155.40
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  • Fillibulle 2013

    Fillibulle 2013

    Delicately dry, yet flamboyantly fruity, Fred Filliatreau’s rare, artisanal vintage bubbly makes for a sensational Summer sundowner.

    • Bottle £14.95
    • Bottle Case £179.40
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  • Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rouge 2012

    Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rouge 2012

    A bright berry bouquet and juicy red fruit flavours offset by supple tannins with cool, minerally undertones.

    • Bottle £15.75
    • Bottle Case £189.00
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  • Savennières: Château d’Epiré 2009

    Savennières: Château d’Epiré 2009

    This classic Savennières wine has a complex bouquet of wild flowers, sherry flora and chalk dust and a generous palate of ripe orchard fruit with subtle undertones of honey and minerals prior to a long, dry elegant finish. This complex Chenin Blanc is the principal bottling of Château d’Epiréand a firm favourite of Team Yapp as it always performs well in blind tastings and can stand up to complex fish and poultry dishes accompanied by flavoursome sauces. In common with most Savennières it is slow to reveal its charms and requires some effort on the part of the imbiber. Tant mieux - a pleasu

    • Bottle £16.95
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  • Savennières: Château d’Epiré 'Mœlleux' 2009

    Savennières: Château d’Epiré 'Mœlleux' 2009

    This wonderfully honeyed, sweet Savennières has an alluring bouquet of stewed pears, beeswax and fleurs blanches and a ripe, rounded, terrifically textured palate of grilled nuts and orchard fruit with an underlying acidity and subtle mineral nuances.

    • Bottle £19.95
    • Bottle Case £239.40
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  • Pouilly-Fumé: Les Loges 2013

    Pouilly-Fumé: Les Loges 2013

    Dominique Guyot produces this bright, rich, rounded Pouilly Fumé from mature rootstock on the coveted 'Les Loges' escarpment in the centre of this Loire appellation, which is reserved for wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. This superb example drinks jolly well on its own but shellfish, asparagus and goat’s cheese are all apposite accompaniments.

    • Bottle £14.95
    • Bottle Case £179.40
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  • Gros Plant du Pays Nantais: Domaine de la Mortaine 2013

    Gros Plant du Pays Nantais: Domaine de la Mortaine 2013

    Sébastian Chéreau's Gros Plant is arguably even paler and drier than its Muscadet sibling but has much the same racy, mineral-edged precision and is equally at home with shellfish. Bring on the bivalves!

    • Bottle £9.50
    • Bottle Case £114.00
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  • Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Domaine de la Mortaine 2013

    Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Domaine de la Mortaine 2013

    There's Muscadet, and then there's Muscadet. The Chereau's bone dry Muscadet 'de Sevre et Maine' and 'Sur Lie' has been consistently excellent since we first shipped it 40 years ago. This zesty, palate-tingling wine makes a bracing aperitif, and goes down a treat with oysters, mussels and other 'fruits de mer'.

    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
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  • Vouvray Moelleux 2013

    Vouvray Moelleux 2013

    A luscious, honeyed Vouvray wine with good ageing potential. This sweet Moelleux, which is only produced when the correct climatic conditions prevail, has a wealth of succulent candied-apple and creamy curd flavours offset by a fine acidity.

    • Bottle £13.95
    • Bottle Case £167.40
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  • Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2013

    Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Blanc 2013

    The Teillers' Menetou Salon Blanc is a firm favourite chez Yapp. The atypically ripe, juicy style of Loire Sauvignon Blanc is almost certainly influenced by the year that Patricia Teiller and husband Olivier Luneau (who now run the estate) spent winemaking in New Zealand.

    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
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  • Vouvray Demi-Sec 2012

    Vouvray Demi-Sec 2012

    An authentic, off-dry Vouvray (Demi-Sec) with green apple flavours and excellent palate-cleansing acidity.

    • Bottle £12.25
    • Bottle Case £147.00
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Loire wines

Loire Wine

The Loire Valley is the longest river valley in France, stretching nearly 1000 km from its source in the Massif Central to its mouth on the Atlantic coast at Nantes. The river meanders through varied terrain that is reflected in the region’s broad range of wine styles which, in turn, compliment its fantastic variety of cuisine:- vibrant Sauvignon Blanc in the east of the valley, earthy reds from Cabernet Franc and wonderfully versatile whites from Chenin Blanc in the Touraine, sweet botrysised wines of Coteaux de Layon and crisp, refreshing Muscadet and Gros Plant from the windswept plains of the Nantais. The whites act as aperitifs, accompaniments to salads, fish or chicken whilst the reds lend themselves well to charcuterie, grilled meats and cheeses. The sweet Chenins round matters off as an ideal match to fruit desserts and blue cheese.

Quick and Easy Guide to Loire wine

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Overview:
At 1,000km the Loire is the longest river valley in France, meandering through varied terrain that is reflected in the region’s broad range of wine styles and fantastic variety of cuisine.

Area Under Vine:
70,000 hectares, France’s 4th largest area under vine.

Key AOCs:
Muscadet, Layon, Saumur, Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgeuil & Sancerre.

Principal grapes:
Chenin blanc, Sauvignon, Pinot Noir & Cabernet Franc.

Notable domaines:
Vatan, Dageneau, Huet, Filliatreau, Joly & Fesles.

Local delicacies:
Rillettes (potted pork), rillons (deep-fried pork fat), chèvre de chavignol (goat’s cheese), champignons, sandre (pike-perch).

Restaurants we like:
Le Cigale (Nantes), Le Petit Patrimoine (Tours), Les Forges de Saint-Pierre (Saumur) & Aux P’tits Oignons (Angers).

Famous people from the region:
Rabelais, Jules Verne, Henri Rousseau & Coco Chanel.

Things to do:
Château creep, notably Chenonceau, Chambord, Azay-le-Rideau and (the garden at) Villandry; punt a canot at Chinon; scoff oysters in Nantes; sip Cointreau in Angers; visit the celebrated Combier distillery in Saumur; cycle along the river towpath; chill out in a troglodyte cave.

Bien classique:
Sancerre ‘Les Perriers’ blanc: Domaine Vatan

Autre chose:
Saumur Champigny ‘Vieilles Vignes’: Domaine Filliatreau.