France - Loire

The Loire Valley can be grouped into Central Vineyards, Touraine, Anjoy-Saumur and Nantais, each subject to different climatic influences. The spread ranges from the continental centre to the more Atlantic-influenced, semi-continental and the oceanic breezes on the Atlantic coast.

The region lies at the northern limit for the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

The region's trade and history are intrinsically linked to the 600-mile-long Loire River.

Featured Growers


Chardonnay Le Sauvage de la Brie

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire, France

Chardonnay 100%

It is characterised by its yellow and very light green colour and by a intense nose. The initial vegetal aromas take place to a wine deep in structure which unites floral and ripe fruit (banana) and ‘viennoiserie’ such as ‘brioche’ fragrances. The mouth is very well balanced, round and with a light woody taste at the end.

ABV 12.0%

Desire François Chardonnay

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Vin de France, France

Chardonnay 100%

ABV 12.0%

Desire François Colombard

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Vin de France, France

Colombard 100%

Balance between sugar and acidity, making the wine fresh and fruity.

ABV 11.5%

Muscadet Sur Lie

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire, France

Melon de Bourgogne/Muscadet 100%

The word Printemps (Spring) installs an impression of the wine, we pick the grapes earlier than our prestige wines to ensure an attractive white with crisp acidity that is ideal with seafood. This maintains the perception of ‘Muscadet’ ensuring satisfaction for our clients and the end customers. The wine is then aged on its lees, or sediment, for six months to impart more body to the wine. The grapes are selected from François’s finest vineyards.

ABV 12.0%

Sauvignon De Touraine

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Touraine, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Bright green hues are visible in the colour. The nose has notes of nut and fruit which develops into a bright palate of ripe fruit. The finish of this wine has a slight citrus peel bitterness to it. A crisp and dry Loire Valley Sauvignon in a similar style to Sancerre. Overall a very vivacious wine.

ABV 12.0%

Sauvignon Le Sauvage de la Brie

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire Valley, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Lovely, fresh and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with ripe soft fruit and fresh acidity. Aromas of gooseberries and flavours of citrus and melons. A wine of great finesse.

ABV 12.0%

Vouvray La Forcine

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Chenin Blanc 100%

A deliciously soft, medium dry wine with apple fruit and a smooth finish, Francois Bonhomme produces this excellent aperitif wine. A fresh, crisp, sweet fruitiness abounds in this wine made from the Chenin Blanc grape.

ABV 12.0%

Anjou Rose

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Loire Valley, France

Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Cabernet Sauvignon

Almost medium dry, Salmon pink in colour. This wine has delightful fruit flavours and aromas of Summer fruits. Ripe and refreshing palate.

Ideal for drinking by itself it also matches well with salads and lighter style pork dishes.

ABV 10.5%

Desire François Merlot

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
Vin de France, France

Merlot 100%

Soft juicy merlot with blackberry and cherry fruit flavours and a hint of sweetness.

ABV 13.0%

Merlot Sauvage de la Brie VDF

Domaine Auguste Bonhomme
VDF, France

Merlot 100%

This cuvee is especially made from a selection of grapes specifically from properties located in the area of production.

ABV 13.5%

Pouilly-Fumé 'Domaine des Fines Caillottes' Pabiot

Domaine des Fines Caillottes
Pouilly-Fumé, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Brilliant, golden robe, Intense and complex nose exhaling tropical fruits. The mouth is rich, concentrated, with a good length and a well balanced acidity perfectly expressing the aromatic palette of tropical fruits (especially mango and passion fruit), delicious by itself as an aperitif. It is excellent served with most hors d'oeuvres and appetisers, seafood, fish, and certain cheeses like goat cheese in particular. Serve at around 10-12°C. It can be kept long after with a slow evolution of the aromas.

ABV 13.0%

Gueneau Sancerre

Domaine des Grandes Perrières
Sury-en-Vaux, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

A wine for those of us that love that chalky, limestone flavour that Sancerre is known for, It is bright and lively and was made to be eaten with shellfish.

ABV 12.5%

Les Roches Fortes

Domaine des Haute Brosses
Rochefort sur Loire, Loire, France

Chenin Blanc 100%

ABV 11.0%

Coteaux du Layon

Domaine des Haute Brosses
Rochefort sur Loire, Loire, France

Intense robe, yellow or with glints of green, turning to antique gold with hints of amber. Intense and complex nose, aromas of flowers, white fruits, candied citrus fruits and exotic fruits in the early years, which after 5 to 10 years evolve into hints of precious wood, dried or candied fruit, honey and roasted almonds, generally marked by strong minerality. Later on they will also offer hints of waxy gentian. Powerful opulence on the palate with a strong fat richness, giving these very sweet wines exemplary balance between mellowness and liveliness.

ABV 11.0%

Chinon Domaine Gérald Tapin

Domaine Gérald Tapin
Chinon AOC Vineyards, Loire, France

Cabernet Franc 100%

This wine has a nice shiny red ruby colour with golden tints. The nose is clear, with a dominance of red fruit with white pepper and cinnamon notes. With a round and elegant mouth, red fruit and raspberry aromas are dominant. It is better to serve this bottle at room temperature to appreciate all the powerful aromas and the extreme fineness of its bouquet.

ABV 13.0%

Sancerre Naudet Blanc

Domaine Naudet
Sury-en-Vaux, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

A small parcel of high-quality, single-estate Sancerre that perfectly exhibits the typical minerally terroir. It has pungent, green grass aromas and a crisp, fresh palate boasting citrus and asparagus notes. An excellent wine with goats cheese, shellfish, vegetable based dishes and charcuterie

ABV 12.5%

Sancerre Naudet Rosé

Domaine Naudet
Loire, France

Pinot Noir 100%

Pale Salmon pink in colour with a good, intense, fruity and aromatic nose. In the mouth the attack is soft and the mid-palate is round with just enough firmness. Aromas of caramel and liquorice give it a vinous character. Nice finish with hints of grapefruit and blood orange.

ABV 13.0%

Sancerre Naudet Rouge

Domaine Naudet
Sury-en-Vaux, Loire, France

A light pleasant wine. Clear light red colour with nose of roses and red berries. In the mouth, it is a light sensation. Round wine, very supple with very fine tannins. A finish of strawberry fruit. Ideal wine for every day meal. Barbecue best partner! Very nice with soft cheese as well.

ABV 12.5%

Sancerre 'Clos des Bouffants'

Domaine Roger Neveu
Verdigny, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

This unoaked wine has great typicity with well balanced Sauvignon aromas and flavours. An excellent bouquet and round mouth with good intensity, a fresh and fruity taste with a dry finish. Aromas are dominant with blackcurrant leaf, acacia, jasmine and citrus fruits

This white wine is lively and full of fruit , with dominant fruity aromas. An initial crispyness on the palate, rounds off with a rich and well balanced finish. The white Sancerre wines are perfect with fish dishes, and are particularly good with salmon.

ABV 12.5%

Sancerre 'Le Colombier' Rose

Domaine Roger Neveu
Verdigny, Loire, France

Pinot Noir 100%

Lovely light pink salmony hues with red fruit and rose aromas on the nose. This elegant fruity wine shows good balance, smoothness and lovely long lasting aromas. Ideal as an aperitif or paired with starters.

ABV 12.5%

Cavalier Brut NV

G.F. Cavalier
Loire, France

Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc 100%

Light, dry and fruity with a hint of creaminess and a reasonably persistent sparkle making this ideal for parties or for mixing. Drink as an aperitif or mix with orange juice.

ABV 10.5%

Cavalier Rose Brut NV

G.F. Cavalier
Loire Valley, France

Grenache/Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon

The mouth is savoury with a herb acid edge to the strawberry fruit. The nose is soft and full of red fruit aromas. A lovely rosé colour with fine bubbles and good balance. Perfect for cocktail time or sweet fruit or dessert.

ABV 12.0%

Pouilly Fumé

Pierre Marchand & Fils
Pouilly sur Loire, Loire, France

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

On the nose this Pouilly fume expresses notes of exotic fruits and passion fruit. Then after aeration the wine opens up with notes of white flesh fruits. The attack is supple with a wide mouth and a good balance, with hints of peach and crisp gooseberry. It has a long finish with good complexity and minerality.

ABV 12.5%


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