Mixed Case: Loire Valley Sampler

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 every palate.

For this case we’ve selected four wines from across the region: three whites and a red. All four are single varietal wines from four of the Loire’s most famous grapes: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, and Cabernet Franc. Each is pure, unoaked, and delightful — exuberant expressions from the “Garden of France.”

Garenne Sancerre 2017
Pure sauvignon blanc; lively, round, and fresh. Classic and smooth; look for grapefruit and flint.

Martin-Luneau Muscadet “Deux Roches” 2012
Melon de Bourgogne grown near the Atlantic Coast. Very dry and refreshing; melon and salt air.

Paget Chenin “Melodie” 2017
Organic chenin blanc in the style of Vouvray. Dry, floral, complex, exquisite; pear and stones.

Demois Chinon VV 2015
Unoaked old-vine Cabernet Franc from Chinon. Dense, juicy, and balanced; graphite and plums.



Loire Valley Sampler
(3 of each wine)

Suggested retail: $316
sampler price : $250


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