Category Archives: france loire

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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Minet Pouilly Fume 2006

Regis Minet, Vieilles Vignes, AOC Pouilly Fume, Loire, France, 2006 This wine: lot no. L0207, varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £8 (bin end, was £14.57) (03/17) Last tasted 04/04/17. Consumer … Continue reading

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Bois Bruley Gros Plant 2008

Cherau Carre, Domaine du Bois Bruley, VDQS Gros Plant du Pays Nantais sur Lie, Loire-Atlantique, France, 2008 The change from VDQS to IGP VDQS is due to be phased out by end 2011, and this appellation had opted to become … Continue reading

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Chereau Carre Muscadet 2006

Chereau Carre, AOC Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire, France, 2006 Another bin end with extended age from Vintage Wines (see the 30 year old Sancerre), this being an 11 year old Muscadet, not sur lie, with a normal lifespan of … Continue reading

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