This wine from La Grange aux Belles might be the most satisfying chillable red we’ve tried all summer. It’s a super-light, perky and juicy vin-de-soif made from Pineau d’Aunis, one of our favorite grape varieties.
Every once in a while a winemaker comes out of a region no one cares that much about, and makes wines so good that we have to reconsider the merits of the region itself.
Like any great Muscadet, Bouquinardieres is a dry, terroir-driven white that offers sensational value. It’s liquid class in a glass, and a steal for less than $30.
The aim here is terroir transparency.
Xavier sets out to highlight what many producers proved, over difficult decades: the reputation of Montlouis as individual and essential.