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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.
A touch of frost in the Loire
A really cold snap (well below freezing) is a great thing for vines. It helps kill off those nasty fungal diseases that fester quietly in the damp warm weather and are proving to be such a problem in todays vineyards.
Loire Wine Tours from Paris 2016
We have a new 9 seater car lined up for our 2016 Loire wine tours.
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.
We were invited to see how work is progressing at Domaine FL today. Beautifully situated in the heart of the Layon, this project is nearing the final phase.
Sleeping amongst the trees – Ecolodge de Loire
Perched on stilts they are for 2 people and have a large double bed, proper walk in shower, separate loo, space to relax and a private terrace with table and chairs.
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
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.
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.