The Loire valley is perhaps France's most overlooked wine producing region. It is an extremely large and diverse area with 87 appellations. It is the largest white wine region in France and the second largest region for sparkling wine. The climate is cool, producing delicate, crisp wines, often with high acidity. Its expansiveness and diversity result in a variety of different wine styles, from the crisp, mineral Sancerres and Muscadets to the powerful, red Chinons and the sweet Coteaux du Layon wines, all of which deserve more attention than they currently receive in the international wine market.
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As JB said when we tasted together, “No comment, it is great”. Many a true word said in jest. The Le Mont Moelleux is exceptional and has a long life to come. Rich texture leads in to a massive wave of green apple and spice. It is supported by minerality, freshness and smokey, savoury inflections. This is a wine with...more
Bottle 75cl £30.00
An incredibly full aroma, this fantastically scented demi-sec has soft notes of summer garden and citrus fruit salad. White peach, jasmine and lemon peel give the wine a stunning delicacy coupled by an amazing vibrancy as the sugars dance like a ballerina on the tongue. Impeccable balance between fondant fancy vanilla notes and a mineral laciness that lingers on and...more
Bottle 75cl £31.60
Wow, this wine is incredible. When tasting so many wines it is rare that one can give you goosebumps. At first you are met with a smokey, powerful and dense wine that takes a few minutes to unwind. As it opens in the glass you are met with a melange of tarte tatin, spice, vanilla, caramelised grapefruit and barley sugar. ...more
Bottle 75cl £46.67
Thrilling and bright in its nervy youthfulness; orange peel is to the fore on this elegantly scented Moelleux – the apogee of the Huet style. Bright, crunchy honeydew melon is accompanied by exotic notes of mango and more subtle jasmine scents. There is a delightful soft and sweet lemon meringue depth here too lifted by a superb mineral accent on...more
Bottle 75cl £33.60
Domaine Paul Buisse Sauvignon Touraine Cuvée Prestige is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Pale in colour with a green tint, it has a fruity complex aroma with a distinguished and delicate palate that is both lively and fresh. Excellent quality and a great example of Touraine Sauvignon at its best.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £10.70
Bottle 75cl £20.00
The beautiful aroma conveys superb Chenin Blanc evolution with layers of subtle vanilla, apple-spice, poached pear and brioche. This is a full, rich and concentrated demi-sec with absolutely impeccable tension and acidity. A full spectrum of delectable flavours include patisserie, lemon-meringue, acacia, honey and ginger. This is a show-stopping wine that effotlessly retains its delightful, pretty and nervy energy. A...more
Bottle 75cl £38.60
As with the dry wines Le Mont seems a little more open and opulent than the Clos du Bourg. The nose has more expression and lift with delicate ginger notes and riper pear and quince. The palate is round and textured with a palpable sweetness but great grip and drive. Mineral and precise this is a fantastic example of what...more
Bottle 75cl £30.60
This delicate Sancerre Rose has a fresh, mineral and peachy aroma which is lifted by vibrant, zesty scents. There are notes of redcurrant and soft raspberry on the clean and linear palate which leads to a long and elegant finish. A real thing of beauty, this is delicious on its own but would also partner well with scallops, seabass or...more
Bottle 75cl £15.45
The Languedoc region is primarily red wine territory, although some rosé is produced, as well as increasing amounts of attractive whites. The area was transformed by the Vin de Pays classification of 1979, permitting the cultivation of new grape varieties and the opportunity to rival the New World crusaders with varietal labelling.