Zoom Loire Valley Discovery

Loire Valley Discovery

£35.00

Being named after the longest river in France gives the Loire Valley instant recognition. But given that it stretches over 1000km ought to warn us that the wine regions will be many and they will be very varied. This the the Loire’s great strength - diversity to produce many styles of wine - and also one of the reasons that so few of us can fully understand what the region is capable of.

Starting at the coast near the city of Nantes we find the land of clean, bright, crisp and light wines in Muscadet. Moving inland the regions from the great cities of Angers in the west to Tours in east we find the heartland of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc production, though many other grapes have a presence too. All styles are made here from bone-dry sparkling to luscious late-harvest sweeties. 
 
Further upstream come the bend in the river where it turns to head south-eastwards. Here the vines change to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, a simpler region to understand which often has more in common with Burgundy than the rest of the Loire.
 
Finally as the river heads towards the extinct volcanos of the Auvergne the black grape of Beaujolais makes a surprising appearance thriving on the volcanic soils and warmer climate.
 
The Loire Valley today is a region full of committed organic and natural winemakers. There is a self-belief and often a revitalised sense of purpose among the younger growers. A handful of the best producers now reach prices which put them among the elite of the wine world but there are hundreds of others who offer some incredible value for drinking pleasure. With only six wines to showcase such an enormous region its clearly impossible to showcase everything on offer but we hope this flight provides enough of a snapshot to encourage more Loire Valley wine exploration.
 
Taste your way through these at your own pace. In the box you'll get:
 
  • 2020 PHILIPPE GUERIN Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Abstraction 1
  • 2020 DOMAINE DE LA ROCHETTE Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2019 JOSEPH MELLOT Menetou Salon - Les Thureaux
  • 2020 CAVE DU VENDOMOIS Coteaux du Vendomois ‘Le Carillon de Vendome’ 
  • 2019 CHATEAU MAUNY Rose d’Anjou
  • 2018 CHATEAU HUREAU Saumur Champigny 'Tuffe'

£35 per head, you get:

  • 6 x 100ml bottles of different wines
  • A tasting mat with tasting notes of each wine
  • A QR code to discover more about these wines on our website

All you need:

  • 2 x wine glasses to enjoy your wines during the tasting

We recommend to enjoy these flights within 2 weeks of delivery.

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Looking for 10 or more flights? Did you know we host virtual tastings? Email Phoebe@Vagabondwines.co.uk to organise yours now. 

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Loire Valley Discovery

£35.00