Loire Valley Wines
The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.
It wouldn't surprise me to see Domaine Andrée become a cult producer in the near future, because the winemaking here is truly next level. Like Clos Rougeard, Andrée is making seriously elegant Cabernet Franc that largely avoids the 'classic' Loire Cab-Franc vegetal flavors, and focuses more on fruit purity and fine texture. But this is more lifted the Rougeard's wines, and rather Burgundian in color and texture. Flavors of sweet raspberries, violets, and pipe tobacco, and damp earth move down the palate like a silky, ribbon-like fashion. Delicious!