The best wines from Loire

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.

Loire grape varieties

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

BOW 9
Clos Rougeard
Clos Rougeard - Le Bourg Saumur Champigny 2014

Le Bourg Saumur Champigny

2014
€ 419,00 (ex Vat) € 506,99 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8.5
Clos Rougeard
Clos Rougeard - Les Poyeux Saumur  Champigny 2014

Les Poyeux Saumur Champigny

2014
€ 230,00 (ex Vat) € 278,30 (in Vat) more info
BOW 8+
Serge Dagueneau
Serge Dagueneau - Pouilly Fume La Leontine  2018

Pouilly Fume La Leontine

2018
€ 39,95 (ex Vat) € 48,34 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 92
Chateau de Fesles
Chateau de Fesles - Bonnezeaux 1997

Bonnezeaux

1997
(Half Liter)
€ 49,95 (ex Vat) € 60,44 (in Vat) more info
Winespect. - J. Suckling 88
Ladoucette
Ladoucette - Pouilly Fume 2018

Pouilly Fume

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

Vouvray Grandes Annee

1994
€ 45,95 (ex Vat) € 55,60 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2013

Clos Nouveau

2013
€ 79,00 (ex Vat) € 95,59 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2013

Clos Nouveau

2013
(Magnum)
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2014

Clos Nouveau

2014
(Magnum)
€ 185,00 (ex Vat) € 223,85 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2015

Clos Nouveau

2015
(Magnum)
€ 189,00 (ex Vat) € 228,69 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2016

Clos Nouveau

2016
€ 79,00 (ex Vat) € 95,59 (in Vat) more info
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil
Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil - Clos Nouveau 2016

Clos Nouveau

2016
(Magnum)
€ 179,00 (ex Vat) € 216,59 (in Vat) more info
Domaine Sebastien David
Domaine Sebastien David - Bourgueil Coeff 2016

Bourgueil Coeff

2016
€ 29,95 (ex Vat) € 36,24 (in Vat) more info
Domaine Sebastien David
Domaine Sebastien David - St Nicolas de Bourgueil Vin d'une Oreille 2016

St Nicolas de Bourgueil Vin d'une Oreille

2016
€ 41,95 (ex Vat) € 50,76 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Coqueries 2019

Les Coqueries

2019
€ 159,00 (ex Vat) € 192,39 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Nourissons 2019

Les Nourissons

2019
€ 175,00 (ex Vat) € 211,75 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Ongles 2017

Les Ongles

2017
€ 169,00 (ex Vat) € 204,49 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Ongles 2018

Les Ongles

2018
€ 169,00 (ex Vat) € 204,49 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Ongles 2019

Les Ongles

2019
€ 169,00 (ex Vat) € 204,49 (in Vat) more info
Stephane Bernaudeau
Stephane Bernaudeau - Les Terres Blanches 2019

Les Terres Blanches

2019
€ 159,00 (ex Vat) € 192,39 (in Vat) more info
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