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Wine tasting on a Sunday in the Loire – Chateau des Vaults

Ok, so you’re staying in Angers in the Loire and you love wine and you think ‘right, it’s Sunday tomorrow, let’s go wine tasting’.

Frost damage in the Loire 2017

Sadly I have to report that after an extraordinarily difficult year in 2016 due to frost, the Loire has yet again been hit hard in 2017.

Classic car day

We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.

Domaine Ogereau

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

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.

Domaine FL

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.

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

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.

The sweet wines of the Loire valley

Naturally produced sweet wines require lots of hard work in the vineyard. Chenin Blanc is so suited to sweet wine with its naturally high acidity and lovely grapefruity bitterness that comes from sinking its roots deep into the schistous slaty soils of Anjou (its great on limestone too!).

La Pointe – where the Maine meets the Loire

Normally in La Pointe it’s possible to walk down to the river and alongside it. You can sit on one of the benches and admire the tranquil water or potter along and find a more solitary spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a picnic.