Our AOC appellations
Our Dry Whites
Melon de Bourgogne variety: Muscadet
With a temperate, humid climate from the nearby Atlantic, you’ll find Muscadetall around Nantes. This dry white, slightly effervescent wine offers mineral notes and is best served with fish and seafood. The shale, gneiss or granite soils provide good drainage, which is crucial in a wet climate. Here, you’ll also find wines which are matured on their lees, whose flavours are enriched by the aromatic compounds found in the lees, giving a highly aromatic wine with a slightly saline flavour.
The major appellations which use Chenin grapes
Anjou: These wines are light and elegant, with an enticing array of white flower and lemon aromas with hints of white fruits.
Saumur: This fresh, supple wine is characterized by mineral aromas with hints of white flowers and yellow fruits.
Savennières: This white wine has its own special place among the great wines of Anjou, and can be aged successfully. It is harmonious and smooth, rich in linden, membrillo and honey aromas. It also stands out for its striking mineral flavour, a slight bitterness and an aroma which persists wonderfully in the mouth.
Vouvray : Depending on how sweet they are, these wines run the gamut from tender and sensual to full and opulent but always boast a wonderfully fresh flavour. The dry whites in the range are rich and unique.
The major appellations which use Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes
Touraine Sauvignon: The Touraine region covers a range of different terroirs with a wide variety of soil types (lime, clay, gravel). These are dry white wines with intense fruit aromas, where citrus notes dominate and are highlighted by slight touches of blackcurrant bud.
Cheverny: Grown in clay/limestone or siliceous soil, Cheverny Blanc is a fine and elegant wine which blends two grape varieties: Sauvignon, for its powerful aromas, and Chardonnay for elegance.
Sancerre: Sancerre vineyards tend to be steeply sloped, and are known as the “Hills of Sancerre”. Their white wines have a good reputation, and are invariably bright and aromatic with notes of white peach and linden.
Pouilly Fumé (blanc): When grown on lime and siliceous soils, Sauvignon will produce aromatic wines with a pronounced mineral character, giving it a reputation for a “smoky” flavour. The best wines from this appellation can be aged for several years.
IGP (Protected Geographic Indication)
IGP Sauvignon: The Loire Valley is renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc, which truly blossoms in this terroir. These wines are fresh and aromatic, with notes of citrus fruits and white flowers.
IGP Chardonnay: Loire Valley Chardonnays offer a fruity texture and wonderfully mineral base aromas. They are delightfully complex wines, with a great persistent flavour.