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.
The Southern French...
What a delight! This seductive wine reveals a nose vibrant with citrus fruit and generous hints of confit pear and sweet toasted almonds unique to Chenin Blanc. On the palate there is a beautifully rich texture with complex and lingering flavours of spices and finally giving way to créme brûlée and bitter almond.more
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A sublime nectar, it is the profound depth and intensity rather than the obvious sweetness of Cuvée Constance that makes it most captivating. The texture is full and complete; a sinewy, smoky quality combines with richness from the botrytis, playing perfect harmony to effortless, crisp, spiced citrus notes. The lacy sweetness is replete with razor-like acidity, exquisitely pure concentration and...more
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.