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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

What is bâtonnage?

Bâttonage is the French word for stirring the ‘lees’

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

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

Domaine Ogereau

The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week

A new estate in Anjou – Domäne Vincendeau

Close to the banks of the Loire and overlooking the small island of Behuard, Liv Domäne has found a delightful spot to base herself and her winery.

Leduc-Frouin Coteaux du Layon 1976

Antoine carefully removed the cork and checked the wine. It was perfect – a beautiful golden colour but still crystal clear gleaming in the glass.

Domaine de la Bergerie – lovely wines and a great restaurant

We’re happy to add another local producer to our Loire wine tastings this year, Domaine de la Bergerie in Anjou.

Loire Wine Salon 2016

The first real chance to get a handle on the current vintage is at the annual trade tastings which happen at the end of January beginning of February each year.