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Pithon-Paillé

2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.

Why is pruning so important?

There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.

Pruning in the Loire valley

Pruning in the Loire valley

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Loire Valley

A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.

Loire’s rising star – Domaine de St Just

Le tasting room’s Blog of a days tasting and food and wine pairing with Arnaud Lambert, one of the Loire valleys rising stars.

Domaine de la Chevalerie – Bourgueil

An entertaining couple of hours with Stephanie yesterday had us smiling from ear to ear as we were taken on a journey through each of the domaine’s terroirs along with anecdotes and food and wine suggestions for each one.

Domaine Patrick Baudouin

It looks like we’re going to have some great 2014 wines if those of Domaine Patrick Baudouin in Anjou are anything to go by.

A little more Anjou harvest news 2014

After the 40mm of rain that fell on Monday I thought that would be it for those hanging on in there for a final pass through the vineyard.

Loire valley grape varieties

17 different grapes grown in the Loire valley. One photo of each one, all grown on the same plot taken on August 30th 2014.

Domaine de la Cotelleraie

The vineyards of St Nicolas are more often than not seen as a lighter option than Bougueil. In fact the truth of the matter is that the vineyards of both these appellations cross over at the limits so one can find vineyards within the Bourgueil appellation close to the river on the sandy soils and likewise, one can find vineyards in the St Nicolas de Bougueil appellation higher up on the slopes where there is more clay in the soil and therefore more structure in the wines.