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Loire Wine

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.

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  1. Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £15.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £183.00
  2. Savennières: Château d'Epiré Moelleux 2017
    Bottle
    £22.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £273.00
  3. Bordeaux Supérieur: Château d'Abzac 2016
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  4. Saumur Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £10.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £131.40
  5. Saumur: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £14.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £174.00
  6. Savennières: Château d'Epiré Sec 2017
    Bottle
    £21.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £258.00
  7. Savennières: Château d'Epiré 'Le Hu Boyau' 2012
    Bottle
    £20.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £240.00
  8. Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2018
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
  9. Vouvray: Jean-Claude & Didier Aubert Moelleux 2017
    Bottle
    £15.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £189.00
  10. Savennières: Coulée de Serrant 2016
    Bottle
    £85.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,020.00
  11. Saumur: Lena Filliatreau Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £14.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £174.00
  12. Saumur Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £10.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £131.40
  13. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Les Perriers' Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £18.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £219.00
    Half Bottle
    £9.75
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £234.00
  14. Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Blanc 2018
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  15. Anjou: Domaine de la Sansonnière 'La Lune' 2018
    Bottle
    £35.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £420.00
  16. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2016
    Bottle
    £18.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £227.40
    Half Bottle
    £10.50
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £252.00
  17. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2015
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
  18. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2009
    Bottle
    £36.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £432.00
  19. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'La Grande Vignolle' 2018
    Bottle
    £14.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £174.00
  20. Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 2018
    Bottle
    £14.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £174.00
  21. Sancerre: Domaine André Vatan 'Maulin Bèle' Rouge 2017
    Bottle
    £18.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £219.00
  22. Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau - Foltzenlogel 'l'Expression' 2017
    Bottle
    £14.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £171.00
  23. Menetou Salon: Domaine Jean Teiller Rouge 2018
    Bottle
    £16.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £195.00
  24. Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau-Foltzenlogel 2018
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  25. Chinon: Francis et Françoise Desbourdes 'L'Arpenty' 2018
    Bottle
    £12.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £153.00
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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.