Category Archives: france loire

Champs Fleuris Saumur 1999

Domaine des Champs Fleuris, Les Damoiselles, AOC Saumur, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 1999 On AOC Saumur and Loire Valley appellations and map. This wine: lot No. LSB 01 (on front label), varietal chenin blanc, fermented dry; … Continue reading

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Sourdais Chinon 1993

Serge et Bruno Sourdais, AOC Chinon, Indre et Loire, Centre Val de Loire, France, 1993 On AOC Chinon Chinon lies between the left bank of the Loire and towards the south encompassing both banks of the Vienne. Cabernet franc (aka breton) … Continue reading

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Ch. des Vaults Savennieres 2005

Domaine du Closel – Chateau des Vaults, La Jalousie, AOC Savennieres, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 2005 Some notes on the Savennieres appellation. This wine: lot No. LSG35, varietal chenin blanc, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, … Continue reading

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La Cave de Sancerre 1987

Producteurs de la Cave des Vins de Sancerre, AOC Sancerre, Cher, France, 1987 This wine: lot No. – none, not required until 1990, varietal sauvignon blanc, fill level 43 mm below the cork, natural cork closure (stained/mouldy capsule, cork end … Continue reading

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Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Touraine Sauvignon 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, Le S, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 This wine: lot No. L066, varietal sauvignon blanc, 2+1 technical agglomerate cork closure, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, €6.50 (05/18) Consumer tasting note: citrus and dessert apple … Continue reading

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Touraine-Chenonceaux 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 On Touraine Touraine, with the city of Tours at its heart, covers a huge area, from Bourgueil, St-Nicholas-de Bourgeuil and Chinon in the far west through Tours … Continue reading

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