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Loire Valley: Articles

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups
Jean-Philippe & Jacky Blot

Organic producer

The iconic producer of Chenin Blanc in Touraine makes some of the most delicious wines of France.

Jacky Blot acquired his estate in the late 1980's.

He is a pioneer in many ways from organic farming, hand harvesting, using wild yeasts, to making bone dry wines in barrels including the famous Triple Zéro.

The rock star of the Loire Valley wines is now joined by his son Jean-Philippe.

Grand Vin Pétillant Naturel


Montlouis sur Loire

Vin de France (Vouvray)


Michel Redde & Fils
Thierry, Sébastien & Romain Redde

Organic producer

A historic Estate of Centre Loire that produces some of the most exciting Sauvignon Blanc like the incredible new terroir making “Barre à Mine” (photo). 

The Redde family has been growing grapes for 14 generations in Pouilly sur Loire. Today the estate of 42ha is renowned for their terroir specific cuvées but also their blends as well as their Chasselas wines.

Each step of the production is taken very seriously with hand harvest, gravity winemaking but foremost, the quality comes from the grapes.

Pouilly sur Loire

Pouilly Fumé


Château du Hureau
Agathe & Philippe Vatan

Organic producer
Wonderful estate in the heart of Saumurois on the typical Tuffeau soil producing some benchmark wines with concentration, elegance and purity.
Philippe Vatan and daughter Agathe admirably run this 20ha estate on the left bank of the Loire river, where the best plots are located.
Wines are made in their cellar under the château, dug in the typical limestone of the Loire Valley 300 years ago.



Domaine Olga Raffault
Sylvie Raffault & Eric de la Vigerie

Organic producer
Domaine of reference that is now managed by Sylvie (grand-daughter of Olga) and her husband Eric.
Domaine Olga Raffault has some of the best terroir of Chinon such as the emblematic Les Picasses.
The 24ha estate is mostly set with Cabernet Franc producing high quality, classic Chinon worth ageing for a long time.



Domaine Denizot
Jenifer & Thibauld Denizot

Organic producer

Thibauld Denizot Came back to the 6th generation family estate in 2005. He now admirably leads the property and has become the rising star of Sancerre.

The 19ha of vineyard are mostly situated on “Caillottes” (Portlandian limestone) including the famous terroirs of Côte de l’Epée, Bouffants and Monts Damnés.

2 grapes varieties, Sauvignon Blanc for the white wines and Pinot Noir for the rosé and red wines.

Low intervention winemaking to produce true terroir wines that show a beautiful intensity of fruit, precision and minerality.

Sancerre (Blanc, Rosé & Rouge)

Pouilly Fumé


Domaine de la Butte
Jean Philippe & Jacky Blot

Organic producer
Jacky Blot of Domaine de la Taille aux Loups took over this wonderful estate in 2002.
“Butte” means hill and each wine is made from a specific part of it, in a Burgundy approach.
The estate produces the best wines of Bourgueil with the iconic Mi-Pente being the "Grand Cru".



Domaine Emile Balland
Emile Balland

Sustainable producer

With its origins from both side of the Loire River, Emile Balland runs a small 9ha estate since 2000.

He produces Sancerre from the famous and very steep terroir of Bué as well as the best Coteaux du Giennois.

Coteaux du Giennois



Domaine Octavie
Isabelle & Noë Rouballay

Terra Vitis producer

30ha of vineyards located in the great terroir of Oisly in Touraine, the estate dates back to 1885.

In strict respect of the environment, Isabelle and Noë produce high quality wines with passion from classic grapes like Sauvignon blanc and Pinot Noir but also from lesser known varieties such as Côt and Pineau d'Aunis.


Touraine Oisly


Domaine de la Bretonnière
Bertrand Cormerais

Sustainable producer
Situated on the Atlantic Coast of the Loire Valley, 15km south of Nantes, the estate covers 37ha on exceptional granite soil.
The estate dates back to the 19th century and Bertrand produces wines of character, freshness and minerality since he took over the family property in 1994.

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais sur Lie
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie
Cru Château Thébaud
Cru Clisson
Cru Monnieres-Saint-Fiacre


Vignoble Alain Robert

Catherine & Cyril Robert

Sustainable producer


Vouvray Méthode Traditionnelle

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