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The Loire is sometimes thought of as being France's great summer wine producer. Certainly the best examples of Sancerre and Muscadet have the feel of sunshine about them, but there is a great deal more to the region than this. Its reds can be powerful, complex and long-lived, and some of the dessert wines from areas such as Coteaux de l'Aubance can rival those of Sauternes in Bordeaux. Five main grape varieties are generally used - Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadet for the whites, Cabernet Franc and Gamay for the reds - although other varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can be found. These grapes are planted in their suitable areas so that Sauvignon, for example, is to be found in the eastern area, known as the upper Loire, where the soil is chalky. The variety of wine produced is varied - red, rosé, white, dessert and sparkling wines all have their place - as is the quality, but although the wines may be associated with summer it is actually around the festive Christmas season that much of the Sauvignon produced is actually consumed…

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Red Wine
Domaine Jean-Paul Balland SANCERRE ROUGE 2016
France :: Loire :: Sancerre
Pinot Noir
Body: b - Light to Medium
Ready to drink

Frank, bright red wine made from 100% pinot noir. The wine is light and elegant, produced from grapes grown in chalky clay soil. Hints of red fruits on the nose which are followed on the palate, along with vanilla notes.

Shop Price: £19.49
75.0CL
Only 1 left
White Wine
Domaine de Maltaverne Pouilly Fume 2018
France :: Loire :: Pouilly Fume
Sauvignon Blanc
Sweetness: 1 - Very Dry
Ready to drink

Classic Sauvignon Blanc - a lovely mixture of mineral-based flavours with a long rich finish.

Shop Price: £19.49
75.0CL
In Stock
White Wine
Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre 2017
France :: Loire :: Sancerre
Sauvignon Blanc
Sweetness: 1 - Very Dry
Drink now, but will keep

Flinty, grassy and classy Sauvignon. Gold pale tinted wine with hints of peach and grapefruit on the nose. On the palate,this wine does not disappoint and is well balanced with citrus and stone fruit flavours.

Shop Price: £19.49
75.0CL
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Rosé Wine
Domaine Jean-Paul Balland SANCERRE ROSÉ 2017
France :: Loire :: Sancerre
Pinot Noir
Drink now, but will keep

In a word - lovely! A salmon coloured wine that is elegant and well balanced. Serve lightly chilled.

Shop Price: £19.49
75.0CL
Out of stock
White Wine
Domaine De Bel Air POUILLY FUME 2017
France :: Loire :: Pouilly Fume
Sauvignon Blanc
Sweetness: 1 - Very Dry
Ready to drink

Beautiful, fruit and minerality with a touch of class!

Shop Price: £21.49
75.0CL
Only 7 left
Red Wine
Couly-Dutheil CHINON Clos de l'Echo 2014
France :: Loire

From Chinon's largest producer we are pleased to present their flagship red. Single vineyard 80YR Vines.
High octane Cabernet Franc at its best. A treat. Decant.

Shop Price: £23.99
75.0CL
Only 1 left
White Wine
Jean-Paul Balland SANCERRE Grand Cuvee 2017
France :: Loire
Sauvignon Blanc
Sweetness: 2 - Dry
Drink now, but will keep

A cracking wine, only produced in the best years. 100% sauvignon grapes aged in new oak to give an interesting and full wine with elegance. On the nose, there are notes of almond and exotic fruits which are followed in the mouth by more floral, elegant flavours.

Shop Price: £24.99
75.0CL
Only 7 left
Red Wine
Shop Price: £28.49
75.0CL
Only 3 left
White Dessert
Domaine de MONTGILET Les Trois Schistes 2015
France :: Loire :: Coteaux de l'Aubance
Chenin Blanc
Sweetness: 9 - Sweet
Drink now, but will keep

This wine has a rich bouquet of fruit with marmalade notes, quince, apricot, passion fruit, and pineapple. Then on the palate, there is a touch of honey and well a balanced citrus feel. This wine is a perfect expression of the terroir all in elegance, freshness, mellow, and delicate. A perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. This wine can age a very long time.

Shop Price: £21.49
50.0CL
Only 5 left