Category Archives: Loire Valley

2011 Château de Fesles La Chapelle Vieilles Vignes Cabernet Franc

While I’ll still generally opt for a Chinon when I’m out and about, there’s been a few Anjou Cabernet Francs that have taken my fancy of late. This is right up there. Imported by Franc About Wine. Smells great. All … Continue reading

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2011 Clos du Tue-Bouef Touraine Le Brin de Chèvre

A challenging vintage for Touraine in the Loire Valley apparently. This is the first time I’ve dipped my toes into the water so to speak. And it was a struggle. Asparagus risotto, ginger beer, an oxidative-like nuttiness, lemon curd and … Continue reading

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2009 Touraine Thésée Puzelat-Bonhomme Sauvignon

Not a wine for technocrats but I love it all the same. Cloudy Sauvignon from the Touraine region of the Loire. It’s a product of legendary Loire winemaker Thierry Puzelat’s negociant arm, Puzelat-Bonhomme. Wild yeasts with little to no sulphur dioxide employed … Continue reading

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2011 Domaine de Belle Vue de Muscadet ‘Gabbro’ Sèvre et Maine

I like a good Muscadet when the weather turns warm. They can often taste as if they’re made from pulverised rocks as opposed to crushed Melon de Bourgogne grapes – which are apparently very neutral in flavour anyway. This is … Continue reading

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2009 Domaine Pichot Coteau de la Biche Vouvray Sec

France, Loire Valley 12.5% Screwcap $35 Imported by Vintage and Vine. I like Vouvray. I should drink more of it. On opening, this was a little disappointing. A rich nose of stewed apples, pear and cinnamon. Lighter notes of lemon … Continue reading

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