Loire

The Loire Valley is named after the River Loire, France’s longest river, which forms the centre line of the region around which the vineyards are situated. Spread over a vast area, the valley displays diverse climates and terroirs, which allows the region to produce a variety of styles and wines; white, rosé and light reds.

The Central Vineyards is the smallest in terms of production, but contains two of the most prestigious appellations for Sauvignon Blanc; Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Within these regions there are individual villages that have a reputation for producing high-quality and expressive wines. In Touraine, Vouvray is one of the best appellations for wines made using Chenin Blanc, producing a range of styles; from dry to lusciously sweet and still to sparkling. The best reds can be found in Touraine in the sub-region of Chinon and are made from Cabernet Franc.

If looking at individual producers, BI recommends Domaine Huet as the world’s greatest producer of Chenin Blanc and some of the longest-lived white wines. For top Sauvignon Blancs, we suggest you try the wines of Didier Dagueneau which are also capable to significant cellaring.

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Vintages

Colour
Vintage
Wine
Size
Status
Cs
Btls
Price
Per
Score
Colour
White
Vintage
1985
Clos du Bourg 1ere Trie
Huet - 1985
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
3
Price
£130
Per
btls
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
1986
Vouvray Le Clos de Bourg Moelleux
Huet - 1986
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£554
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
1989
Clos du Bourg """"Temoin
Huet - 1989
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£1,560
Per
cs
Score
18 (JR)
Colour
White
Vintage
1991
Coteaux de Layon
Moulin Touchais - 1991
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
2
Price
£18
Per
btls
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
1997
Vouvray Cuvee Constance
Huet - 1997
Size
50 cl
Status
DP
Cs
0
Bottles
1
Price
£105
Per
50 cl
Score
99 (WA)
Colour
White
Vintage
1997
Coteaux de Layon
Moulin Touchais - 1997
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
2
Price
£420
Per
cs
Score
17 (JR)
Colour
White
Vintage
2005
Coteaux du Layon Clos Ste. Catherine
Baumard - 2005
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£360
Per
cs
Score
91 (WA)
Colour
White
Vintage
2005
DOMAINE HUET, LE CLOS DU BOURG MOELLEUX
Huet - 2005
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
2
Bottles
0
Price
£550
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
Red
Vintage
2013
Samur Les Arboises
Guiberteau - 2013
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£430
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
Red
Vintage
2014
Samur Les Motelles
Guiberteau - 2014
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
2
Bottles
0
Price
£320
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
Red
Vintage
2014
les Charmes
Joguet, C - 2014
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
6
Price
£15
Per
btls
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2015
Pouilly Fume Buisson Renard
Dagueneau, Didier - 2015
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
6
Price
£77
Per
btls
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2015
Pouilly Fume Silex
Dagueneau, Didier - 2015
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£1,040
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2015
Sancerre Les Monts Damnes
Dagueneau, Didier - 2015
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
6
Price
£110
Per
btls
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2015
Samur
Guiberteau - 2015
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
3
Bottles
9
Price
£170
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2015
Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec
Huet - 2015
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
1
Bottles
0
Price
£220
Per
cs
Score
93+
Colour
White
Vintage
2016
Pouilly Fume Silex
Dagueneau, Didier - 2016
Size
mags
Status
IB
Cs
2
Bottles
0
Price
£1,230
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2016
Pouilly Fume Silex
Dagueneau, Didier - 2016
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
4
Bottles
0
Price
£1,050
Per
cs
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2016
Sancerre Les Monts Damnes
Dagueneau, Didier - 2016
Size
mags
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
3
Price
£205
Per
mags
Score
-
Colour
White
Vintage
2016
Sancerre Les Monts Damnes
Dagueneau, Didier - 2016
Size
btls
Status
IB
Cs
0
Bottles
6
Price
£92
Per
btls
Score
-

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