Only 2% of Chinon wines are white, so we would commend you to try such a rarity! Domaine Raffault's Chenin blanc is just the ticket so we shall eke out our allocation sparingly.
A juicy red Chinon with supple, cherry flavours that is an ideal partner for grilled meat.
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.
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.
A benchmark Pinot Noir from Domaine Jean Teiller in the excellent 2014 vintage. This exuberant red Menetou Salon drinks very well lightly chilled and it's an ideal partner for barbecued food and substantial salads.
This Mentou Salon rosé wine from pure Pinot Noir exhibits similar finesse to the Domaine Teiller Blanc, and is ideal for alfresco imbibing!
An excellent sparkling Vouvray rosé wine with vivid red berry aromas and a dry, crisp palate.
An authentic, off-dry (Demi-Sec) Vouvray wine with green apple flavours and excellent palate-cleansing acidity.
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.
This delicious sparkling Vouvray wine has an inviting brioche bouquet and a teasingly frothy effervescence, making it ideal for all manner of celebrations or picnics – no corkscrew required!
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.
Yapp Brothers are members of 'The Bunch', a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants.