2016 CHARLES JOGUET CHINON "Cuvee Terroir" $24
2017 CHATEAU DE COULAINE CHINON $20
2017 CHATEAU DU PETIT THOUARS CHINON “LES GEORGES” (UNFILTERED) $18
2017 DOMAINE DE LA PETITE MARIE BOURGUEIL $20
2017 COMPLICES DE LOIRE BOURGUEIL “Les Castines” $18
2017 DOMAINE DE LA CHANTELEUSERIE BOURGUEIL $22 (ORGANIC)
2017 DOMAINE DE LA BONNELIERE SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY “TRADITION” $18
The Bonneaus are vigorous proponents of biodiversity in their vineyards and plant grass between all the rows. No herbicides and chemical products are used. The Saumur-Champigny Tradition is a selection of very ripe and healthy fruit from 20-year-old vines across the domaine’s holdings on southwest facing slopes.
2017 CHATEAU SOUCHERIE ANJOU $19
This lively, fruity red retains a strong minerality to its finish that lends class and balance to this simple and reasonably priced wine. Cabernet Franc forms the backbone of this wine (90%) but is blended with a touch of Grolleau (10%). The vines are planted to gravel and schist soils. The elevage is in cuve on the fine lies for approximately eight months.
2017 DOMAINE PASCAL BELLIER CHEVERNY $18
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay
The vines average age is 20 years old and are planted on 10ha of siliceous clay and limestone soils. Harvested in mid-September with a maceration period of 15 days followed by fermentation in stainless steel lasting 15 days. Aged for 3-4 months in stainless steel tank and filtered. Certified Sustainable.
2015 DOMAINE CHAVET MENETOU SALON $19
2015 DOMAINE PHILIPPE GILBERT MENETOU SALON $28
An amazing Pinot Noir from the appelations finest estates
2018 Chateau de la Moriniere Muscadet $13 (biodynamic) O/S
Chateau La Morinière was bought in 1979 by 3 brothers, Bernard, Michel and Francois Couillaud. They run the 40 hectares vineyard averaging 30 years of age. Whereas most Muscadets are left on the lees only a short time, all of the Morinière wines are bottled "sur lie." The wines are not racked after fermentation, but are drawn directly off the lees and bottled immediately, leaving a small amount of carbon dioxide that was created during fermentation. The wines are bottled no earlier than April to allow sufficient time for the lees to develop character in the wine.
2018 LA LOUVETRIE MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE $16
2018 Chateau du Petit Thouars Chinon Blanc “Le Clos” $20
2017 Chateau de Valmer Vouvray $18
2018 Marc Plouzereau Sauvignon Blanc $16 ORGANIC
2018 Vignoble Gibault Sauvignon Blanc $12
2018 Maison Foucher “Petit Le Mont” Sauvignon Blanc $12 ORGANIC
Made from organically farmed vineyards on the edge of the Touraine territory, this racy and energetic Sauvignon Blanc is the baby brother to the Foucher Sancerre Le Mont. Yet another astonishing Loire value from Maison Foucher.
2018 Chateau Soucherie Anjou Blanc $19 SUSTAINABLE
The grapes, 100% Chenin Blanc, are sourced from the vineyard site “Les Rangs de Longue” which is on the northern part of the estate but with south-southeastern exposure. The soil is a mix of clay and sand and limestone with some schist. The wine is vinified totally dry in cuve and aged on the fine lies for eight to nine months before being bottled. Absolutely brilliant Chenin Blanc.
2018 Domaine Reverdy-Ducroux "" Sancerre $22
So good so classic Sancerre for a great price.
2017 Lucien Crochet Sancerre $27 SUSTAINABLE
2018 Domaine de la Croix Saint Laurent Sancerre $25 ORGANIC
From 35 year old vines planted on 50% limestone, 25% chalky clay and 25% red clay totaling 5ha. Harvested in early September, followed by 15 day fermentation period and 5 months resting on lees. Filtered. Certified Organic.
2016 Vincent Vatan Pouilly Fume “Silex” $23
2015 MARC DESCHAMPS POUILLY FUME "PORCHERONNES" $27 SUSTAINABLE
This cuvée is a blend of wine from several sites scattered on the hilltop of Les Loges, specifically “La Cote”, and “Les Griottes”. These are some of the younger vines of the estate, now (2012) averaging 20 years of age. This is the most elegant and sprightly of the quartet of Pouilly Fumés produced by Deschamps.