Muscadet

Our Muscadet offerting are hand-selected for their exceptional quality. Muscadet wines make delicious aperitifs and pair well with oysters, shrimp or scampi.

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Rose Wines



Rosé de Loire

ROSE DE LOIRE LA PRIMAUDIERE

Barré Frères à Gorges

AOC Rosé de Loire wines are produced within the AOC Anjou and Saumur area of production. These vineyards cover an area of 900 hectares and produce around 35000 bottles of wine annually. Some AOC Rosé de la Loire wines are also produced from the Touraine area, although quantities produced are quite small.
The Rosé de la Loire appellation was first awarded in 1974 for wines made from a minimum 30% Cabernet franc and/or Sauvignon, with or without the addition of Grolleau, Gamay, Cot and Pineau d'Aunis.
Rosé de Loire wines are characteristic of the grape variety used in their production and of the terroir from which they originate.
They are clean, light and very refreshing with dominant fruit aromas. The average yield is 60 hectolitres/hectare.

This wine is obtained with the vat-bleeding technique from Anjou rouge. It is an elegant dry rosé, with delicate aromas, and obviously a beautiful summer wine.

It is sufficiently structured to accompany a number of seasoned dishes and even fried fish.

It is a wine to be enjoyed under a barrel-vault on a hot, lazy afternoon.

- Tasting note, 3/6/02, by Damien Boudeau, our in-house oenologist.
AOC Rosé de Loire La Primaudière 2001

EYE : The robe is pink to salmon-pink and is very glittering.
NOSE : Freshness is quite obvious to the nose. Notes of red berries (redcurrant and blackcurrant) and red fruits (strawberry and raspberry) mingle with the delicate vegetal nuances of Cabernet.
MOUTH : The attack is supple and balanced. A fleshy, complex body can be enjoyed after some intermediate floral notes. Length is ensured with suppleness.
BEST SERVED : at 13-15°c, with aperitive, grilled meat or fish, summer salads, and, possibly, desserts with fruit.


Cabernet d'Anjou

LA POTHERIE

Barré Frères à Gorges

This Appellation also derives from the richest red wine bleedings. Fementation is carried out in order to save the last sugars of the grapes.

This ensures a delicate wine whose light sweetness underlines the floral fruitiness without any alteration to its outline.


Sancerre

VIGNOBLE DES GARENNES

H. Reverdy à Verdigny en Sancerre

The Sancerre AOC vineyard covers an area of 2300 hectares in 14 communes. The vines, which are mostly devoted to the production of white wines, are planted in a landscape of rolling hills and valleys. Three types of soils have evolved over the ages - the "terres blanches" (literally the white earth), the caillottes (pebbles) and chalky-clay soils, and these produce a whole range of different wines. Pinot noir vines occupy 491 hectares of the total area. Average annual production is 25000 hectolitres (red and rosé wines) and yield is 55 hectolitres/hectare for the production of red wines and 60 hectolitres/hectare for the production of rosé wines.

The rosé Sancerres wines are delicate and subtle. They have aromas of autumn fruit, apricot, peppermint an small red berries.