The Loire Valley is a pastoral land of magnificent chateaux and humble goat cheese makers. The range of wines across its 250 mile expanse is just as dramatic: sparkling and still, dry and sweet, and everything from almost-clear Muscadet to deep purple Chinon. There’s a wine here for almost every taste.
For this case we’ve collected three wines from all across the region. From the west, a Muscadet — grown where the Loire Valley meets the windswept Atlantic coast. From the east, a pure Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé. And from the middle, a delightful unoaked Cabernet Franc with pure fruit and refreshing minerality.
MARTIN-LUNEAU Muscadet Gorges 13
This very dry wine is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape — it’s unoaked and raised on the lees for several years, giving it both a smooth richness and an exceptional liveliness. Pair this with oysters and you’ll be in heaven.
MICHOT Pouilly-Fumé 2015
This pure Sauvignon Blanc comes from a town across the river from Sancerre. Raised in stainless steel, this refreshing wine shows notes of honeysuckle, grapefruit, flint, and minerals. Pair this with any fish or shellfish.
DEMOIS Chinon VV 2014
This is pure Cabernet Franc from the central Loire Valley. It’s unoaked and from old vines, giving it a freshness and density that pairs beautifully with food. Look for notes of cranberries and graphite, and pair with fresh chèvre.
LOIRE VALLEY SAMPLER
4x Martin-Luneau Muscader “Gorges” 13: $24
4x Michot Pouilly-Fumé 2015: $20
4x Demois Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2014: $24
Ansonia Retail: $272
offer price: $235/case
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