Loire


Lovely wine – and at the time of posting 20% off at Waitrose, making it £9.59… La Croix de Chaintres Saumur Champigny 2015, Loire, France (£12.79 Waitrose) Lovely fresh and crunchy young wine, gushing with blackcurrant and black cherry flavour with a lightly roasted edge, a hint of tar and […]

La Croix de Chaintres Saumur Champigny 2015, Loire, France


LaCheteau Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé NV, France (£14.99 Ocado) Young vibrant, style, with lots of rich creamy red fruit flavour and yeasty bite, can’t fault it for depth of flavour, but it’s not the most subtle of sparklers… B(-) Champagne Gremillet Rosé Brut NV, France (£24.99 WineTrust100) This is […]

Two Sparkling French Rosés from the Loire and Champagne





La Grille Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Loire Valley, France (£8 Majestic) Brisk, bracing style, tangy citrus fruit pepped up by hints of herbs and elderflower, with a light ‘feline’ edge adding further interest – in a good way… B(-) Masson Blondelet Pouilly Fumé 2015, Loire, France (£15.99 Ocado) The richness […]

Three wines from the Loire Valley, France


The Society’s Exhibition Sancerre 2015 (Serge Laloue), Loire, France (£12.50 The Wine Society) Succulent Sancerre, showing some of the flesh of a warm vintage but still with flinty citrus tension and a light floral touch too. S- Domaine Gadais La Grande Réserve du Moulin Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie […]

Three Loire Whites (and all from different grapes)