Loire Valley


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  • Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrieres 2018

    £32.95

    “With Catherine Breton’s roots in Vouvray and her husband Pierre’s in Bourgueil, theirs is marriage of natural wine superstars. The Bretons are famed producers of both Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, and they’ve been deeply committed to biodynamic winegrowing since 1994 (having been organic since 1991). It’s way of life. In fact, when I visited, Catherine said worriedly, “Today is maybe not a good day to taste on the biodynamic calendar.” Unlike some fellow natural winemakers, the Bretons are committed to bottling appellation wines, and not Vin de France. “We try to stay in the appellations,” Catherine said. “But it’s very difficult.””

    Jason Wilson, Vinous (07/20)

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  • Domaine de Belliviere Coteaux du Loir Vieilles Vignes Eparses 2017

    £48.95

    “Nicolas’s 2017 Coteaux du Loir Vieilles Vignes Eparses exhibits an intense yellow-golden color along with beautiful ripe and overripe mirabelle, honey, wax and white-chocolate aromas intertwined with discreet earthy and flinty notes. Silky and gentle on the seamless palate, with concentration, salt and finesse, this is a rich and intense, full-bodied yet elegant and finely mineral Chenin from vines up to 90 years old. The wine is concentrated and dry as well as fresh and sustainably salty and reveals some fine tannins. I’d cellar this 2017 for another couple of years, since it seems to be in a bit of a valley today. 12.5% alcohol. Tasted in May 2021. Drink: 2025-2035. 92+ points”

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (08/21)

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu 2020

    £46.75

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Comtesse 2019

    £49.95

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Cote 2020

    £48.95

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnes 2020

    £44.99

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  • Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fume La Demoiselle de Bourgeois 2018

    £29.99

    “Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre d’Antan 2019

    £39.95

    “In Sancerre, flint soils are in the minority and typically give wines that are not as tender as those on chalk-based vineyards. This provides an upright structure, meaning they are usually last in a lineup at a winery. And yet, while the 2019 Sancerre Cuvée d’Antan is very direct, with its firm line on the finish, it’s still full-bodied, silky-smooth and amazingly rich. It’s fermented entirely in older oak barrels and spends a year on lees, which certainly has something to do with its delectable texture. There’s the merest hint of smokiness on the finish too. Drinking window: 2023-2030. 91-94 points

    Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri 2017

    £42.99

    “Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2019

    £39.95

    “There’s a lovely sense of roundness and weight as the 2019 Sancerre Jadis flows across the palate. Sourced from old vines in and around Chavignol, the home of the Bourgeois family, it is partly fermented in barrel, which smooths out all the angles of Sauvignon Blanc. There is excellent clarity of fruit, which is reminiscent of apple and pear with the merest hint of green – in a good way. There’s a lightness of touch here and fine texture. Drinking window: 2023-2030. 90-92 points

    Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeoise 2018

    £29.99

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  • Jeanne Germain Saumur-Champigny La Foulee 2020

    £27.95

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