France - Loire Valley

Coteaux du Layon Carte d'Or 37.5cl

Coteaux du Layon Carte d'Or 37.5cl

£13.70 Ex Tax:£13.70

ViticultureThe Baumard approach to viticulture is a notable one, and it does make it easy to spot the Baumard vines in any given appellation. They are trained in a fashion Baumard describe as vignes hautes et larges (sometimes abbreviated to VHL); the larges refers to the distance between the vines,..

Sancerre Rouge Domaine du Pré Semelé

Sancerre Rouge Domaine du Pré Semelé

£26.40 Ex Tax:£26.40

WinemakingThe grapes come from just 2ha of Pinot Noir vines, grown in clay and limestone soils. The vines are between 10 to 40 years old and are planted at a density of 6,500-9,000 vines per hectare. Yields are 50 hl/ha and no herbicides or pesticides are used. The grapes were harvested manually, tr..

Chinon Roche Honneur Cuvee Paques

Chinon Roche Honneur Cuvee Paques

£16.50 Ex Tax:£16.50

'Cuvée de Pâques' is made from Stéphane's youngest vines averaging 25 years old. Only natural yeasts are used during the three week fermention, added sulphur is kept to a minimum (just a single application of 3g/hl) and the wine undergoes a light filtration before ageing in concrete vats. Bottling t..

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

£21.80 Ex Tax:£21.80

ViticultureThe Baumard approach to viticulture is a notable one, and it does make it easy to spot the Baumard vines in any given appellation. They are trained in a fashion Baumard describe as vignes hautes et larges (sometimes abbreviated to VHL); the larges refers to the distance between the vines,..

Melon Blanc Vendange Nocturne

Melon Blanc Vendange Nocturne

£12.20 Ex Tax:£12.20

Thanks to being almost completely surrounded by the Sèvre river, this 9 hectare estate benefits from a unique micro-climate and Pierre-Henri is able to select the best plot for each style of wine. To create a wine which best accentuates the vibrancy of Melon de Bourgogne (Melon Blanc) he chose ‘La C..

Muscadet sur Lie La Roche Blanche

Muscadet sur Lie La Roche Blanche

£14.60 Ex Tax:£14.60

Viticulture50-year-old vines grow in a 6 hectare vineyard, on rocky, schist soil with quartz and flint pebbles. Managed with Sustainable Agriculture practices.WinemakingFermented at low temperatures conserving the aromas of the must, then matured on the lees ‘sur lie’ from 8 to 14 months with regula..

Pouilly Fumé Les Loges

Pouilly Fumé Les Loges

£19.50 Ex Tax:£19.50

ViticultureOn this family owned 17 hectare Estate the system of minimum intervention is practised. The soil is analysed to determine if fertiliser is required or not and treatments only carried out if essential. The vines are on average 25 years old and are trained guyot simple. Each year there is g..

Touraine Domaine Sinson

Touraine Domaine Sinson

£13.20 Ex Tax:£13.20

A fruity dry wine that accompanies fish and shellfish. ..

Vouvray Cher et Tendre

Vouvray Cher et Tendre

£12.40 Ex Tax:£12.40

WinemakingSamantha selected this wine from a grower with whom we have worked for many years, and gave it the name 'Cher et Tendre' ('precious or 'treasure') as it's a relatively rare and precious style of Vouvray. 'Tendre' because it captures the smooth, round and rich flavours of fully ripe and del..

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