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OUR LOIRE COLLECTION

Our Loire Collection

Chardonnay, Sauvignon-Blanc, Cabernet Franc

A few years ago, we decided to explore new horizons as we wanted to experiment the potential of these noble grape varieties, quite symbolic of the Loire Valley vineyards, in our soils and climate. Produced in accordance with the best wine-making traditions, our range of Loire wines boasts a discerning elegance and aromatic finesse, as well as the bright and fruity character so typical of the wines of the Loire Valley.

chardonnay, belle aisance

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Chardonnay Belle Aisance SM

Description:

Formerly known as a real locality, « Belle-Aisance » is today the symbolic name where we laid the foundations of our existing wine cellar about 50 years ago. Produced from vines of about 30 years old, this elegant and rich Chardonnay is made from a selection of ripped grapes grown on clay-loam soil with late mica-schists and with partial-ageing in French oak barrels. This is a wine of character combining delicacy and great aromatic complexity.

Tasting Notes:

« Brilliant light yellow with green tints. Alluring creamy nose suggestive of white-fleshed fruits. The citrus spectrum takes centre stage on the palate which is plump, rich, easy-drinking and subtly oaked. Would work with, say, Asian food.  » 88/100 Gilbert&Gaillard

Food Pairings:

Fish with Sauce, Grilled Lobster, Seared Scallops, Salmon Fish Cake, Semi-Hard Cheeses. 

chardonnay, sélection

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Chardonnay Sélection 2019-SM

Description:

Estate selection of Chardonnay grapes grown on different plots of our vineyard primarily on clay-loam soil. The wine is made unoaked with 7 months ageing on fine lees. It is a fruity, fresh, silky and pleasurable wine with just a bit of creaminess that layers over the citrus and yellow fruits lingering taste. These characters combined give this Loire Chardonnay its unique profile.

Tasting Notes:

« Brilliant pale hue with green tints. Nice nose of white-fleshed fruits and spring flowers. The palate is delicate, tense and plump with restrained exuberance. Great aromatic intensity, nothing superficial, persistent. » 87/100 Gilbert&Gaillard

Food Pairings:

Seafood such as Crab and Prawns, Fish Terrine, Sushis, Chicken Salad, Bloomy Cheeses.

sauvignon-blanc, sélection

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Sauvignon Sélection SM

Description:

Estate selection of Sauvignon-Blanc grapes grown on our vineyard primarily on clay-loam soil. Aged around 6 months only on fine lees, the wine is fresh and lean with lots of tangy citrus and aromatic flavours leading the way. Perfect on any occasion, it is an easy-drinking, classic Loire Sauvignon meant to be drunk young.

Tasting Notes:

« Vibrant pale hue with green tints. Engaging mineral nose with citrus and a trace of boxwood. Lean, silky, invigorating palate with delightful, focused aromas. Lovely precision, intensity, restraint and persistence on the finish. Drink with poached fish. » 87/100 Gilbert&Gaillard

Food Pairings:

Seafood, Vegetable Salads, Grilled Asparagus, Prawns Cocktail Avocado, Goat’s Cheeses.

cabernet-franc, le bel ouvrage

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Cabernet-Franc Le Bel Ouvrage SM

Description:

Estate selection of 100% Cabernet-Franc grapes grown on our vineyard primarily on schist based soil. As an emblematic grape variety from Loire Valley, this ruby-red wine with blackcurrant aromas is expressing a well-balanced structure and a nice aromatic freshness. It is an easy-drinking, classic Loire Cabernet meant to be drunk slightly chilled.

Tasting Notes:

« Dark ruby-red tinged with dark purple. Engaging nose of red and black fruits with violet and pepper notes. Harmonious, fruits-forward attack flowing into graphite and spice on the mid-palate. Tight-knit tannin framework. Drink with cold cuts. » 84/100 Gilbert&Gaillard

Food Pairings:

Charcuterie Board, Roasted Pork, Grilled Meats and Hard Cheeses.