Natural Wines – a few thoughts
There is no legal definition of ‘natural’ – so confusing for the poor consumer trying to get to grips with all the many approaches to growing vines and making wine.
Vouvray 7 March 2015
Beautiful, beautiful spring weather this weekend in the Loire. Full sunshine and temperatures of around 17° in Vouvray made it feel like early summer.
Favourite places in the Loire valley – Angers
Angers, small city in the heart of Anjou. Vibrant and bustling with lots of restaurants, bars and more than a sprinkling of historical monuments to keep you amused for a day or two
Favourite places in the Loire valley
One of our favorite spots just down the road from us here at le tasting room. St Mathurin is a pretty riverside village overlooking the river Loire.
Another winner from Jérémie Huchet
Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape (the same one used in still Muscadet), this sparkling wine is just brimming with fruity freshness and hints of ripe rhubarb.
La Coulée de Serrant quits Interloire
La Coulée de Serrant quits Interloire. What does that mean?
A lesser known appellation but one that should be on your mind if you are looking for good Chenin Blanc.
Clos du Papillon 2005 Savennières Domaine du Closel
Lovely elegant aromas of lime and white flowers are followed by a rather exotic note of saffron and stone fruit which is just beguiling. Rich and round on the palate, not too fat or heavy, nice acidity and balance. Really, really good.
La Dive Bouteille 2015
Some tastings are for professionals only but La Dive Bouteille is open to all and a great chance to taste a range of organic and natural wines from not just the Loire.
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.
Ecolodge de Loire
Looking to get closer to nature while discovering the wines of the Loire valley? I was thrilled to visit a new project just 5 minutes away from us here in the Loire this week.
Wine Tasting Tours in the Loire Valley
We’ve teamed up with Franck and Sandra to offer our Loire Wine Indulgence – a mini break that comprises 2 nights accommodation at the Auberge and a full day’s wine tour with us. Cathy takes care of all the arrangements on your behalf so you can relax and enjoy a little peace and quiet in the countryside accompanied by some great wines and wonderful food.