In the collective imagination, the Loire is the region of the small fresh white for “the aperitif”, Burgundy being that of the great white. Talented winegrowers from the Loire are now sweeping away these commonplaces with the back of their shears! Not only does the Loire Valley produce great whites, but the myriad of grape varieties and terroirs spread out on both sides of the 1,006 kilometers of the river, from the Vendée Fiefs to Auvergne, infuse the wines with an infinite diversity. . Tasting whites from ten grape varieties over such a geographical expanse is unique.
The understanding, the vision, the decisions in the way of cultivating, vinifying and raising one or more grape varieties give each wine an irresistible particularity. But if there are sure and historical values all along the Loire, we offer you here a selection of 25 exceptional cuvées produced by promising young talents who come to challenge their elders.
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Great success for the first vintage on this plot of rhyolites (volcanic rocks) from Anjou. A chenin endowed with a nice richness, with a graceful texture, without any excess of concentration. His freedom of tone does not prevent him from being precise. A fine bitterness stretches the wine brilliantly. It turned out superbly after one day of opening. The Angevin succession! Prix : 36 €…
Find the entire selection in La Revue du vin de France for April, on newsstands March 22. If you are not a subscriber, subscribe to consult the magazine and our files online.