The cuvee “Ammonite”, stands for the type of fossils found there and the grapes come from a vineyard overlooking the Loire river on a granite slope. Hand harvested, the grapes are slow pressed... Read More
Catherine and Didier Champalou both came from vigneron families, yet their mutual sense of independence prompted the couple to brave it on their own right after completing viticultural school ... Read More
92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2015 Montlouis 'Touche-Mitaine' from Le Rocher des Violettes is a Sec bottling, though there is no mention of this on the label. The wine is y... Read More
Thierry Delaunay is a fine example of the best of the new generation of French wine makers. Brought up by his father to appreciate the traditional nuances of terroir and climate, Thierry has e... Read More
Auguste Bonhomme's estate is based on the Atlantic side of France's Loire Valley and has been family run for five generations. He grows mainly Melon de Bourgogne (more commonly known as Muscad... Read More
Marc Brédif is owned and operated by the Baron de Ladoucette. The key to any de Ladoucette wine is quality in the vineyard, the winery and the bottle. The Baron de Ladoucette is dedicated to m... Read More
This wine is produced with chenin grapes on clayish silicate soil, handly harvested, this wine ferments two months in barrels.
It matures in the tank with his fine lees untill the spring.
The ... Read More
With nearly 4oo miles of river, the wine region known as the Loire Valley starts in the west where the river pours into the Atlantic and finishes well past the town of Nevers to the east. This... Read More