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TOURAINE Cépage Sauvignon 2013
Domaine Pascal Pibaleau
This wine from Pascal Pibaleau has been a great success: real Sauvignon character, with a nice bit of fullness and weight.


TOURAINE AZAY-LE-RIDEAU Blanc Sec  2011 (Chenin Blanc)
Domaine Pascal Pibaleau

Nice flavours of nettles and gooseberries. Made from organically grown grapes.


CHINON "Cuvée Prestige" 2011 Domaine Aubert-Monory
This is wonderful, fresh, unoaked Cabernet Franc. No camouflage - honest wine. Delicious drink.


BOURGUEIL "Jour de Soif" 2015 Domaine du Bel Air
In 2015 this junior, unoaked wine was a particular success - delicious, juicy, full of fruit, with just a touch of tannin to give it shape and structure.


BOURGUEIL "Les Vingt Lieux Dits" 2012 Domaine du Bel Air
This domaine, run by the Gauthier family, is making super-good Cabernet Franc. A new, and very exciting addition to the list.


QUINCY 2015 Domaine des Croix
Exemplary Loire Sauvignon - drink instead of Sancerre.


ANJOU "Blanc Ivoire" 2011 Ch. Soucherie  (Chenin Blanc)
A recently revived estate based in the Coteaux du Layon. 


TOURAINE AZAY-LE-RIDEAU Moelleux  2009 (Sweet white)  (Chenin Blanc)
Domaine Pascal Pibaleau
Wonderful honeyed, nettly nose, quite sweet in the mouth, tempered by balancing acidity, and an amazingly persistent finish.


SANCERRE 2014 Domaine André Dezat
Absolutely top quality Sancerre.


BOURGUEIL "Les Marsaules" 2010 Domaine du Bel Air
Another, superior, cuvée from the Gauthier family. This spends two years in oak before bottling, and is a more vigorous, concentrated wine than the "Les Vingt Lieux Dits".


SAVENNIÈRES "Clos des Perrières" 2008 Ch. Soucherie (Chenin Blanc)
Remarkable, fascinating, intricately flavoured dry Loire white, full-flavoured, but with brilliant, energetic underlying acidity.


COTEAUX DU LAYON 1er Cru CHAUME 2011 Ch. Soucherie  (Chenin Blanc)
Amazing sweet wine, with an extraordinary array of flavours: quince, honey, butterscotch, citrus .....