The Loire Valley or Val de Loire is the biggest vineyard in France: a thousand kilometres around the Loire and its tributaries, which play a buffer role and promote microclimates in the vineyard. The wines of Loire are very diverse in styles and known to be very qualitative.
Vineyards of the Loire Valley's history dates back to the Roman era with the plantation of the Pays Nantais. The religious played a major role in the cultivation of the vine during the following centuries. It was in 1154 that Henri II Plantagenêt celebrated serving the Anjou wines at the court, thus recognising their taste qualities. Subsequently, the search for quality and wines adapted to the consumers of Loire wines allowed a considerable growth in the vineyards. In the 19th century, phylloxera destroyed a large part of the Loire vineyards, however this crisis led to a major increase in the quality of Loire wines and the birth of Appellations d’Origine in 1936 and a classification at the UNESCO in 2000.
The Val de Loire vineyard has 50 appellations on approximately 43,000 hectares which constitute a unique range of wines. The Loire vineyard is divided into four regions: the Pays Nantais, the Anjou/Saumur, the Touraine and the Loire Centre. The best known appellations are: Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé, Bourgueil, Saumur, Anjou, Chinon, Coteaux du Layon, Muscadet, Montlouis sur Loire... The Loire rosés are particularly well known, just like the red wines fruity or to be kept and the whites dry, mellow or liquorose according to your desires. There are also fine-bubble Loire wines, made according to the traditional method.
The diversity of terroirs offers us wines with varied profiles, sometimes from the same grape varieties. The Loire wines share a personality marked by freshness, liveliness and elegance. The wines of Val de Loire come from a variety of varieties unique in the world: from Chenin to Cabernet, through Sauvignon and Grolleau... there are 24 grape varieties! The originality of Val de Loire wines stems from the fact that they come essentially from one and the same variety according to the regions of Loire, the Melon de Bourgogne in the Pays Nantais, Chenin and Cabernet in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine for example.
Muscadet sur lie come from old vineyard of more than 40 years. This wine is complete and generous, moreover it is really fresh.
Eric Bordelet Cidre
Eric Bordelet Cidre Brut Tendre
Eric Bordelet Cidre Brut Tendre
Domaine Octavie Touraine is an authentic and expressive Loire Valley Sauvignon. Citrus fruits combine with white flowers, while aromas of gunstone give it relief. On the palate, it is a soft and fresh wine. The attack is frank and chiselled, well balanced. We particularly appreciate his notes of white peach.
Le Petit Bourgeois offers a nice freshness, a nose with aromas of lemon and cut grass. In mouth, citrus fruits are present and the acidity is very smooth. A pleasant wine, to drink soon to exploit its maximum potential.
Château du Breuil Anjou Red wine is a light Loire Valley wine, fresh with beautiful notes of red fruits. A superb Loire red to discover urgently!
Domaine Ducquerie proposes you this white wine Coteaux du Layon, soft and fresh tailboard on notes fruity.
Domaine Matignon proposes you this white wine Coteaux du Layon, soft and fresh tailboard on notes fruity.
Les Barnabés Domaine Olga Raffault is a Chinon generous, tender and refined .