The longest river in France is the Loire. In central France towards the mouth of the river in the Atlantic ocean lies the Loire Valley which contains a succession of wine regions: Pouilly sur Loire, Sancerre, Touraine, Vouvray, Anjou and Saumur.

Since the areas are a bit further apart, the soil composition and the climate are different. The wines therefore also have their own character per region.

Some of the best known and best Loire wines come from producers such as Dagueneau, Clos Rougeard and Baron de Ladoucette.

The Loire also has many grape varieties: Auvernat Blanc (Chardonnay), Auvernat noir (pinot noir), Breton (Cabernet Franc), Chasselas, Malbec, Gamay, Malvoisie, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.

Chenin blanc
Like the riesling, the chenin blanc is also a versatile grape that can produce dry to very sweet wines. The grape variety is rapidly gaining popularity and is also often used in blends with other grape varieties.
Taste
When the grape is grown in cool climates, the chenin blanc wines taste fresh. They have a high acidity. The flavour elements that dominate are citrus fruit and fl oral (flowers). The chenin blanc grape is also made from sweet wine with aromas of peach, honey and toasted bread.
Other
In South Africa this grape is very much grown; there he is called 'stone'. The value for money of chenin blanc wines is good. There are very good wines to obtain at very acceptable prices.

Gamay
The gamay grape stands for the Beaujolais. From simple beaujolais first wines to beautiful cru wines. The best beaujolais cru wines can ripen for a long time. In addition to the Loire, the gamay grape is not cultivated in the rest of the world.
Taste
In gamay wines, red fruit (strawberry, raspberry) with some fl oral tones emerges and by special fermentation methods often also banana. Especially the freshness and fruitiness is characteristic of gamay wines.
Other
The more simple gamay wines are often drunk lightly chilled (14 to 16 degrees Celsius).

Loire



Top Wines from Loire

Parker 93
Domaine Sebastien David
Domaine Sebastien David - Bourgueil Coeff  2018

Bourgueil Coeff

2018
€ 26,95 (ex Vat) € 32,61 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 88
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1990

Vouvray Grande Annee

1990
€ 64,95 (ex Vat) € 78,59 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8+
Serge Dagueneau
Serge Dagueneau - Pouilly Fume La Leontine  2018

Pouilly Fume La Leontine

2018
€ 49,00 (ex Vat) € 59,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 90
Ladoucette
Ladoucette - Baron de L 2017

Baron de L

2017
€ 64,50 (ex Vat) € 78,05 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Ladoucette
Ladoucette - Baron de L 2018

Baron de L

2018
€ 139,00 (ex Vat) € 168,19 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Collection 1990

Vouvray Collection

1990
€ 129,00 (ex Vat) € 156,09 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1930

Vouvray Grande Annee

1930
€ 895,00 (ex Vat) € 1.082,95 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1966

Vouvray Grande Annee

1966
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1967

Vouvray Grande Annee

1967
€ 159,00 (ex Vat) € 192,39 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1979

Vouvray Grande Annee

1979
€ 89,00 (ex Vat) € 107,69 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1981

Vouvray Grande Annee

1981
€ 84,95 (ex Vat) € 102,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1982

Vouvray Grande Annee

1982
€ 84,95 (ex Vat) € 102,79 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1985

Vouvray Grande Annee

1985
€ 69,00 (ex Vat) € 83,49 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1989

Vouvray Grande Annee

1989
€ 59,00 (ex Vat) € 71,39 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1993

Vouvray Grande Annee

1993
€ 49,00 (ex Vat) € 59,29 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 2001

Vouvray Grande Annee

2001
€ 34,95 (ex Vat) € 42,29 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 2002

Vouvray Grande Annee

2002
€ 32,95 (ex Vat) € 39,87 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 90
Touchais
Touchais - Moulin Touchais Anjou 1979

Moulin Touchais Anjou

1979
€ 49,00 (ex Vat) € 59,29 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 88
Ladoucette
Ladoucette - Pouilly Fume 2018

Pouilly Fume

2018
€ 145,95 (ex Vat) € 176,60 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 86
Marc Bredif
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Grande Annee 1994

Vouvray Grande Annee

1994
€ 49,00 (ex Vat) € 59,29 (in Vat) more info
Chateau Soucherie
Chateau Soucherie - Chaume Coteaux du Layon 2014

Chaume Coteaux du Layon

2014
€ 29,50 (ex Vat) € 35,70 (in Vat) more info
Didier Dagueneau
Didier Dagueneau - Blanc etc 2018

Blanc etc

2018
€ 59,00 (ex Vat) € 71,39 (in Vat) more info
Didier Dagueneau
Didier Dagueneau - Buisson Renard Pouilly Fume  2018

Buisson Renard Pouilly Fume

2018
€ 89,00 (ex Vat) € 107,69 (in Vat) more info
Didier Dagueneau
Didier Dagueneau - Pouilly Fume Pur Sang  2018

Pouilly Fume Pur Sang

2018
€ 84,00 (ex Vat) € 101,64 (in Vat) more info
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