What are we drinking this week? Tue le Boa from Jean-François Merieau
Off-beat to say the least. Jean-François Merieau’s Tu le Boa is an extraordinary wine. In 2000 he made just 1500 bottles from tiny yields (around 20hl/ha) of Sauvignon Blanc.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in October?
We’ve been living in the Loire for 12 years now and this is the first year that we have seen smiles on the faces of growers all over the region.
What are we drinking this week? Ekam from Raül Bobet
It was a great opportunity to discover some non-French wines and one or two of them really made an impression on us such as this one, Ekam from Raül Bobet.
Harvest 2018 update – Cabernets in Anjou
While most of the Cab Francs have been brought in in the appellations of Chinon, Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil there are still grapes hanging on the vines in Anjou.
What’s going on in the vineyards in September 2018?
Harvest is in full swing here in the Loire and for the first time in three years we are seeing broad smiles on the faces of our partner growers as they bring in decent volumes of lovely looking grapes.
What are we drinking this week? Alexandre Bain Les Grandes Hates 2014
Alexandre Bain’s Les Grandes Hates 2014 was tasting just delicious last night. A hugely expressive nose full of white fleshed fruits and flowers followed by a delicious richness on the palate.
Vintage update from the Loire 2018
It’s so nice to see smiles on the faces of growers in the Loire this year. For the most part, everyone seems delighted with both the quantity and the quality that is coming in.
The Loire harvest 2018
The Loire harvest 2018 has begun and vintage is now in full swing. First to be given the go ahead were the Chardonnays destined for sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in August?
Harvest has officially started here in the Loire with the first grapes being picked on Monday, the 27th August. Chardonnay destined for Crémant is first in.
What are we drinking this week? Clos St André from Jérémie Mourat
Jérémie Mourat’s vineyards are planted close to the coast in the Fiéfs Vendeen Mareuil AOC/AOP. Never heard of this AOC before? Put it in your GPS!
What’s going on in the Loire Valley vineyards in July?
After incredible amounts of rain in June, the hot weather finally settled in the Loire and has continued for most of the month.
What are we drinking this week? Chateau Yvonne Saumur Blanc 2011
If you remember 2011 was a hot, sunny vintage that saw rich ripe reds and luscious whites. We opened Mathieu Vallée’s Saumur Blanc last night.