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Award winning wines from the Loire Valley

The wine awards

Sommelier Wine Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards

How often have you found yourself in this situation?

You stand in the wine store or supermarket, surrounded by thousands of bottles of wine. You know roughly what you want to buy – a fruity red, an easy drinking rosé or a white suitable for that fish dish perhaps – but how to choose between the huge range of wines (and prices) on offer?

Me, I’m a sucker for wine awards. I know some of you are cynical, and I know that the bottle on the shelf next to an award-winner can be just as good, but if a jury of experts comparing one hundred Cabernet francs think they have found something special and awarded it a medal, that’s good enough for me.

Not all award schemes are of equal value, of course. All over the world and all over the Loire Valley, little wine shows and country festivals are awarding medals to local wines. But the major award schemes are organised and adjudicated by national and international experts and should be taken seriously. They certainly help to narrow down the choice.Liger

What competitions should you look out for when selecting Loire Valley Wines?

The Loire has its own scheme attached to a major wine-trade fair held each year in Angers the Salon des vins de Loire. The Concours des Ligers held each April are extremely well respected and only Loire wines are included. 126 Ligers d’Or (Gold), 192 Ligers d’Argent (Silver), 203 Ligers de Bronze (Bronze) medals were awarded last year (2014), judged by a panel of 312 professionals – sommeliers, wine specialists, producers and journalists – who tasted and marked 2029 Loire wines (white, red, rosé and sparkling wines).

The Concours des Lys was originally a competition only for wines from the Anjou and Saumur vineyards but since 2001 has included wines from Touraine and the rest of the Loire Valley. Tasting is again held in April with a jury consisting of wine producers, dealers, brokers, vineyard and wine specialists, restaurant owners, sommeliers and amateurs, who come together to award the Lys to the top wines of the Loire vineyards.

concourspqrisParis is host each year to the Agricultural Fair and the authoritative Concours General Agricole since 1870. Recognised for its impartiality, it is the only state controlled competition and attracts more than sixteen thousand wines from throughout France. Over 3,000 specialists judge the wine, awarding Gold Silver and Bronze medals to those who make the grade, and Awards of Excellence to producers for consistent high quality. The 2014  Award of Excellence  for wines of the Val de Loire and Centre regions went to Muscadet producers Chateau de La Ferté in Vallet. The Loire did very well in the medals and in our immediate area, the Touraine, 55 medals were awarded.

condesvinsThe Concours des Grands Vins de France has been running since 1954 and is highly respected. Between 9,000 and 11,000 samples are accepted each year, reviewed by 2,100 tasters hailing from 19 countries. 2,558 medals were awarded in 2014 (around 28% of entries), with 608 gold medals, 741 silver and 1,209 bronze. The Loire Valley clocked up 30 medals this year, several awarded to wine makers I visit on a regular basis. These wines are worth looking out for particularly as the majority of them are available through the major retail outlets – at least, they are here in France.

vinaliesThe Union des Oenologues de France, the official professional winemakers’ organisation, organises two major wine awards – one for Rosés – the World Rosé Competition – and another for wines in general – the Vinalies. In rosés, three vineyards I know well have won awards: Couly-Dutheil and Pierre & Bertrand Couly, both from Chinon, collected Gold medals in 2014, while the co-op La Gourmandière won a Silver for its Gamay Rosé. The 32nd Vinalies competition gave awards to 106 Loire wines in 2014. I’m still working my way through the list of gorgeous wines!

sauvConcours Mondial du Sauvignon –the world Sauvignon blanc competition – is based in Brussels but includes committee members from the world of wine around the globe. In 2014 a total of 71 Loire Valley wines won awards, several vineyards in the list being well known to Loire Valley Wine Tour clients. I have always maintained that the Loire, particularly our end of it, is where some of the world’s best white wines are produced and this completion adds weight to my argument. Today, there are roughly four main styles of Sauvignon globally, with a few variations intent on keeping our palates interested. On one hand we have warmer climate, softer, fuller bodied, fruit and barrique-driven Bordeaux and New World Fume Blanc styles. On the other, we have cooler climate, finer bodied, higher acid, floral-herbal driven styles from the Loire and New Zealand; it’s a remarkable grape producing fascinating wines. The 5th edition of the Concours will be held in Italy in May 2015.

Chardonnay du Monde competition (21st edition in 2014). Another single grape variety completion looking at wines from 40 countries, with France well represented. A few Loire wines have been awarded medals, despite the region not being a major producer of this variety. Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape in the world, but in the Loire Valley it is used as a blending grape. It adds structure and richness to sparkling wines and can be used in several still white wines, but it never makes up more than 20% of the blend. Just occasionally you find a 100% Chardonnay, labelled as a Val de Loire or Vin de France.

IWCThe International Wine Challenge. Now in its 32nd year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards. Nearly 160 Loire wines won awards in 2014 with Loire Chenin Trophy and the International Chenin Trophy going to white Saumur of Château de Targé.

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 45th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today. What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. The panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class. Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition.

Monde Selection International Wine Contest. This international wine competition, based in Brussels, attracts samples from over 20 different countries to its blind tastings.

Concours International de Lyon. In 2014, some 3,685 samples from 22 countries were tasted. International tasters from all sectors of the wine industry (oenologists, sommeliers, restaurateurs, producers, wine shop owners, as well as knowledgeable consumers) have made this competition an important event. The position of honorary president alternates between a well-known sommelier and a master chef from Lyon. 42 Loire Valley wines won awards this year.

fempalmaresFéminises is unusual as the judges are female wine industry professionals or wine lovers. The ladies seem to appreciate Loire wines, with 104 medals awarded this year. In the major wine consuming countries (France, Germany, the USA and so on) more than 70% of women buy wine for the household so winemakers are taking this competition seriously.

The Sommelier Wine Awards are organised by the UK trade magazine Inbibe, with a judging panel of professional sommeliers. With no less than 266 medals and 100 commended wines, France won nearly as many awards as Italy and Spain put together. 2014 Loire results: Gold: 3; Silver: 10; Bronze: 2; Commended: 7 with Sancerre doing particularly well.

Decanter is a UK specialist wine magazine with some of the most notable wine writers contributing; it is one of the few journals I subscribe to. The Decanter World Wine Awards highlighted 174 Loire wines included a number of our favourites. It describes itself as world’s largest and most influential wine competition.

Decanter

Finally, a number of wine guides award medals and commendations each year, some of the most well respected being: Guide Hachette, Gault & Millau, La Revue du vin de France, Bettane+Desseauve and Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate. A copy of the Hachette Guide (in French only) is always with me on my travels and we use it to seek out the best producers whenever we visit a wine region which is new to us.

Talking to winemakers who have won awards at these events over the years, they will tell you that they are complicated and expensive to enter. As a result, each winemaker will decide which he can contribute to each year and some will not bother at all. I am aware of many fine wine producers who, while widely acknowledged as top producers in their region, never take part in competitions. By sticking to the medal winners you will be missing out on a huge variety of fine wines, but at least you are learning to recognise some of the best in the region. Only by visiting and tasting these wines, award winning or not, will you discover the real treasures of the Loire Valley wine appellations.

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Salon des Vins de Loire 2014 – the awards

Exhausted but very happy, I spent the day at the Salons des Vins de Loire on Monday, meeting, greeting and tasting with the winemakers of the region and the crowds of trade buyers who had come to make contact and do deals.

Organic Loire Valley Wines stand

Organic Loire Valley Wines stand

This is a huge show and I have promised myself that one year I will do it properly, spending two or three days here and staying at a local hotel. It is the only way to do this exhibition justice.

The annual Concours des Ligers is an important part of the show, handing out awards to the best wines. This year 2283 wines were offered to the judges, who awarded 145 Gold medals, 239 Silver and 256 bronze. These medals will be very important in the sales and marketing of the award winning wines and the competition is hotly contested.

The show and the competition covers the whole of the Loire region but here is my selection of winners from the area I have chosen as home – the appellations of the Touraine and Valençay. If you click on a list it will come up in another window and be easier to read.

Gold

Gold medal winners – concours ed ligers 2014

Silver

Silver medal winners

Bronze

Bronze

I made some valuable contacts, chatting to winemakers who would be pleased to receive our wine tour clients and others who make superb wines which impressed me on a personal level. Everywhere there was pride and passion for the creation of an amazing product in conditions which are often challenging. Its an inspiring place to be.

Seeking out the award winning winemakers

Loire Valley Wine Tour

Domaine de Bellevue

In last year’s World Sauvignon awards, local wines from the Touraine came away with 16 Gold Medals and a huge number of lesser titles – but I have probably already mentioned that in these pages.

This should come as no great surprise, the Loire Valley being the home of Sauvignon blanc, but we are very proud of the growers who made the effort to have their work internationally recognised.

Bellevue wines

Bellevue wines

I recently constructed a map for Google with the names and locations of all these gold medal-winners; you can find it here: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zpMMM5WEoIG0.kek7djwCKIzk

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The canal close to Bellevue

Armed with this map and a list of names and addresses, the family and I went out on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon to find one of the growers. The one we chose – Domaine de Bellevue – is close to our home and on a beautiful slope above the Canal de Berry and the river Cher at Noyers-sur-Cher.

A fourth generation wine maker (we met the fifth generation as well, two strapping young lads pleased to be following in the father’s footsteps), Patrick Vauvy is passionate about his wines. He has vines in several plots giving him a variety of soils and growing conditions to work with. In the case of Sauvignon, he likes to pick and vinify separately and blend the resulting wines to create the balance and complexity he looks for in his product. His best soil looks down on the river, faces directly south and has a sand/flint soil.

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Frost protection fans at Bellevue

Spring frost can be a problem here and he was the first in the region to borrow an idea from the growers of Quincy, installing a huge fan in the centre of his vines in 2004. This moves the cold air and allows warmer air to drop down and protect the flowers and delicate buds. Patrick likes to pick ripe berries resulting in wines of lower acidity; when they are at the perfect stage he picks day and night for a week to get the crop in. Another particularity of this winemaker: he prefers to use no commercial yeast, relying on the wild yeasts found naturally on the fruit. Only if the wine fails to ferment completely does he add commercially produced yeasts; the result is a wine that more closely reflects his own particular vineyard.

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Recently pruned vines at Domaine de Bellevue

Domaine de Bellevue Sauvignon 2012 – the one with the gold medal – has completely sold out now but we tasted a very lovely 2013, bottled on Christmas Eve. We also sampled, and bought, a Chardonnay, labelled Vin de Pays, because this wine grape cannot be called an AOP Touraine, and a rose made from Gamay, Cabernet franc, Cot (Malbec) and  Pineau d’Aunis. They produce a sparkling Cremant de la Loire using the Chardonnay as base wine and a whole range of reds, but these we did not taste.

After this experience we will try to visit all of the growers on my Concours Mondial du Sauvignon list and report back.

The Loire celebrates Sauvignon and its Concours Mondial success

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The fourth Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place on April 26 and 27 in the spectacular setting of Château de Blois, here in the Loire Valley. The contest aims to promote wines made from the varietal by increasing awareness of the comprehensive range of Sauvignon blanc wines world wide and providing a cue for consumers at point of sale.

The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is more than just a competition between producers and appellations. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists. Producers, wine makers, sommeliers, distributors, journalists and opinion formers from all strands of the industry – in all some 60 judges representing twenty or so nationalities (France, Belgium, England, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Chile, New Zealand…) evaluated the 807 wines entered by 22 producer countries. These included New Zealand, Chile, France, Spain and Italy, as well as countries like Greece, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.

Here are this year’s medal winning Loire wines, representing around 45% of the total awards:

Silver Medal Ackerman Fauvettes 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Ackerman Sa (Producer)+33 2 41 53 03 10
www.ackerman.fr 
Silver Medal Alban Roblin Héritage 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Alban Roblin (Producer)+33 2 48 79 31 15
 
Silver Medal André Pigeat 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Domaine André Pigeat (Producer)+33 6 07 13 72 03
 
Silver Medal Arroma 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine des Bessons (Producer)+33 2 47 30 09 10
 
Gold Medal Bardin Cédrick 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Bardin Cédrick (Producer)+33 3 86 39 11 24
domaine-cedrick-bardin.fr 
Silver Medal Bernard Petit et Fille 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Bernard Petit et Fille (Producer)+33 3 86 39 04 09
 
Gold Medal Biet Jean-Marc Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Biet Jean-marc (Producer)+33 2 54 75 34 34
www.domaine-jeanmarcbiet.com 
Silver Medal Blanc des Grandes Espérances 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Scea Domaine des Grandes Espérances (Producer)+33 2 54 70 24 72
www.grandes-esperances.fr 
Silver Medal Bouchié Chatellier – Argile à Silex 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Bouchié Chatellier (Producer)+33 3 86 39 14 01
www.bouchie-chatellier.fr 
Silver Medal Bougrier 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Sa Bougrier (Producer)+33 2 54 32 31 36
www.bougrier.fr 
Silver Medal Calcareus 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Jacques Lurton (Dealer Wine maker)
 
Silver Medal Caves de Pouilly sur Loire – La Bergerie 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Caves de Pouilly sur Loire (Producer)+33 3 86 39 10 99
www.cavespouillysurloire.com 
Gold Medal Charbonnier Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Charbonnier Michel et Stéphane (Producer)+33 2 54 75 49 29
www.domainecharbonnier.fr 
Gold Medal Château de la Roche 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Scea Domaine Chainier (Producer)+33 2 47 30 73 07
 
Gold Medal Château de Pocé 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Scea Domaine Chainier (Producer)+33 2 47 30 73 07
 
Silver Medal Château de Quinçay Ante Vinum 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Gaec Château de Quincay (Producer)+33 2 54 71 00 11
www.chateaudequincay.com 
Silver Medal Château de Tracy 2011France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Sarl Château de Tracy (Producer)+33 3 86 26 15 12
www.chateau-de-tracy.com 
Gold Medal Château de Vallagon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Confrérie des Vignerons de Oisly & Thesée (Producer)+33 2 54 79 55 20
 
Silver Medal Château Favray 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Château Favray (Producer)+33 3 86 26 19 05
www.chateau-favray.com 
Gold Medal Cuvée Olivier Domaine de la Bergeonnière 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Bodin – Domaine de la Bergeonnière (Producer)+33 2 54 71 70 43
www.labergeommiere.cm 
Gold Medal David Sautereau 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Sautereau David Scea (Producer)+33 2 48 79 42 52
 
Silver Medal Domaine André Vatan Les Charmes 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
André Vatan (Producer)+ 33 2 48 79 33 07
 
Special Trophy Domaine André Vatan Saint François 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
André Vatan (Producer)+ 33 2 48 79 33 07
 
Gold Medal Domaine Bellevue 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Vauvy Domaine Bellevue (Producer)+33 2 54 71 42 73
www.domainebellevue.fr 
Gold Medal Domaine Bizet 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Earl Domaine Bizet (Producer)+33 2 48 79 34 43
 
Gold Medal Domaine Bonnard 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Domaine Bonnard (Producer)+33 2 48 54 17 47
 
Silver Medal Domaine Charbonnier Sauvignon Vieilles Vignes 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Charbonnier Michel et Stéphane (Producer)+33 2 54 75 49 29
www.domainecharbonnier.fr 
Silver Medal Domaine Chauveau 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Chauveau (Producer)+33 3 86 39 15 42
www.domaine-chauveau.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Davaux Simoneau 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Davaux Simoneau (Producer)
 
Gold Medal Domaine de Breugnon 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Earl Domaine de Breugnon (Producer)+33 3 86 26 18 19
 
Silver Medal Domaine de Chevilly Cuvée Tradition 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Domaine de Chevilly (Producer)+33 2 48 52 80 45
 
Gold Medal Domaine de Cray 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Antoine Antier (Producer)+33 2 47 45 05 05
 
Gold Medal Domaine de la Bougrie 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Scev la Bougrie (Producer)+33 2 41 78 86 21
 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Chaise 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Davault Christophe – Domaine de la Chaise (Producer)+33 2 54 71 53 08
www.domaine-de-la-chaise-41.com 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Coche 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Scea Domaine de la Coche (Producer)+33 2 40 02 44 43
www.domainedelacoche.com 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Girardière 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine de la Girardière (Producer)+33 2 54 75 42 44
www.domainedelagirardiere.com 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Jolive – Le Clos Roche Cuvée Prestige 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Domaine de la Jolive (Producer)+33 2 48 79 35 10
 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Renaudie Chenonceaux 2011France
Val de Loire
Touraine Chenonceaux
Domaine de la Renaudie (Producer)+33 2 54 75 18 72
www.domainerenaudie.com 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Renaudie Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine de la Renaudie (Producer)+33 2 54 75 18 72
www.domainerenaudie.com 
Gold Medal Domaine de la Renne 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine de la Renne (Producer)+33 2 54 71 72 79
www.domainedelarenne.fr 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Roche 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl du Domaine de la Roche (Producer)+33 2 54 32 39 61
 
Silver Medal Domaine de la Rochette Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine de la Rochette (Producer)+33 2 54 71 44 02
www.vin-rochette-leclair.com 
Gold Medal Domaine de Priou Grains d’Or 2011France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Domaine Priou Earl (Producer)+33 2 54 71 72 58
 
Gold Medal Domaine des Caillots 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine des Caillots (Producer)+33 2 54 32 27 07
 
Silver Medal Domaine des Coltabards 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Domaine des Coltabards (Producer)+33 2 48 78 54 54
 
Gold Medal Domaine des Coudereaux Jean Paul Godinat 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Scea Les Coudereaux (Producer)+33 2 48 64 88 88
 
Silver Medal Domaine des Echardières Sauvignon Blanc 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Luc Poullain – Domaine des Echardières (Producer)+33 2 54 71 46 66
www.domaine-echardieres.com 
Silver Medal Domaine des Eléphants 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Boucher (Producer)+33 6 81 22 51 34
www.domainedeselephants.com 
Gold Medal Domaine des Emois 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Scea des Emois (Producer)+33 2 48 78 54 54
 
Silver Medal Domaine des Fines Caillottes 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Jean Pabiot et Fils Scea (Producer)+33 3 86 39 10 25
www.jean-pabiot.com 
Silver Medal Domaine des Levrys 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Vignoble Angel SIDM (Producer)+33 2 48 69 58 07
 
Silver Medal Domaine des Souterrains Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine des Souterrains (Producer)+33 2 54 71 02 94
 
Silver Medal Domaine des Trois Noyers 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Reverdy Cadet (Producer)+33 2 48 79 38 54
 
Gold Medal Domaine Desloges 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Cyril des Loges (Producer)+33 2 54 71 41 54
 
Gold Medal Domaine du Coudray 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Domaine du Coudray (Producer)+33 2 48 55 62 80
www.domaineducoudray.com 
Silver Medal Domaine du Haut Perron Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine Guy Allion (Producer)+33 2 54 71 48 01
 
Silver Medal Domaine François Cartier Sauvignon Blanc 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Domaine François Cartier (Producer)+33 2 54 71 51 54
 
Special Trophy Domaine Gibault 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
EARL Gibault Pascal & Danielle (Producer)+33 2 52 75 36 52
 
Silver Medal Domaine Gibault Evasion 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
EARL Gibault Pascal & Danielle (Producer)+33 2 52 75 36 52
 
Silver Medal Domaine Guenault 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Sa Bougrier (Producer)+33 2 54 32 31 36
www.bougrier.fr 
Gold Medal Domaine Masson Blondelet 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Masson-Blondelet SAS (Producer)+33 3 86 39 00 34
www.masson-blondelet.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Matthias & Emile Roblin – Enclos de Maimbray 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Domaine Matthias & Emile Roblin (Producer)+33 2 48 79 48 85
www.sancerre-roblin.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Michaud Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Michaud (Producer)+33 2 54 32 47 23
www.domainemichaud.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Pascal Belier Sélection 2012France
Val de Loire
Cheverny
Domaine Pascal Bellier (Producer)+33 2 54 20 64 31
www.vinsbellier.fr 
Gold Medal Domaine Philippe Portier 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Philippe Portier (Producer)+33 2 48 51 04 47
www.philippe-portier.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Pré Baron 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Guy Mardon (Producer)+33 2 54 79 52 87
www.domaineprebaron.com 
Silver Medal Domaine Raimbault Pineau 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Raimbault Pineau (Producer)+33 2 48 79 33 04
 
Silver Medal Domaine Seguin 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Domaine Seguin (Producer)+33 3 86 39 10 75
 
Silver Medal Earl de la Commanderie 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Earl de la Commanderie (Producer)+33 2 48 51 30 16
 
Silver Medal Emile Balland – Le Grand Chemin 2011France
Val de Loire
Coteaux du Giennois
Balland Emile (Producer)+33 3 86 39 26 51
 
Silver Medal Fabel Barbou 2011France
Val de Loire
Touraine Oisly
Earl Barbou (Producer)+33 2 54 79 52 75
 
Silver Medal Gérard Bigonneau 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Earl Bigonneau (Producer)+33 48 52 80 22
 
Gold Medal Henri Bourgeois – La Chapelle des Augustins 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Sas Henri Bourgeois (Producer)+33 2 48 78 53 20
www.henribourgeois.com 
Gold Medal Henri Bourgeois – Les Baronnes 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Sas Henri Bourgeois (Producer)+33 2 48 78 53 20
www.henribourgeois.com 
Silver Medal Jacques Rouzé Cuvée Tradition 2012France
Val de Loire
Quincy
Jacques Rouzé (Producer)+33 2 48 51 35 61
 
Silver Medal Jean Michel Sorbe 2012France
Val de Loire
Reuilly
Jean Michel Sorbe (Producer)+33 2 48 51 30 17
www.jconmichelsorbe.com 
Silver Medal Joseph Mellot – La Chatellenie 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Joseph Mellot (Producer)+33 2 48 78 54 51
www.josephmellot.com 
Silver Medal Joseph Mellot – La Gaupière 2012France
Val de Loire
Coteaux du Giennois
Joseph Mellot (Producer)+33 2 48 78 54 51
www.josephmellot.com 
Silver Medal La Croix du Pin 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Scea Plou Et Fils (Producer)+33 2 47 30 55 17
www.plouetfils.com 
Silver Medal La Tentation Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Earl Vignoble Delaunay (Producer)+33 2 40 33 86 84
www.domaine-delaunay.fr 
Silver Medal Le Courlis 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Clos du Porteau (Producer)+33 2 54 32 06 31
 
Silver Medal Le Moulin de la Touche 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Earl Le Moulin de la Touche (Producer)
www.lemoulindelatouche.com 
Silver Medal Les Beaumonts 2012France
Val de Loire
Reuilly
Earl du Bourdonnat (Producer)+33 6 71 90 66 43
 
Silver Medal Les Criottes 2012France
Val de Loire
Menetou-Salon
Ackerman Sa (Producer)+33 2 41 53 03 10
www.ackerman.fr 
Gold Medal Levin Sauvignon Blanc 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Sarl Levin (Producer)+33 2 54 32 92 49
www.domainelevin.fr 
Silver Medal Lionel Gosseaume Climat N°1 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Gosseaume Lionel (Producer)+33 2 54 71 55 02
www.lionelgosseaume.fr 
Silver Medal Marc Deschamps – Les Champs de Cri 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Deschamps Marc (Producer)+33 3 86 39 16 79
 
Silver Medal Michel Laurent 2012France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Joseph Verdier Sa (Producer)+33 2 41 40 22 50
www.joseph-verdier.fr 
Gold Medal Mister L Sauvignon Blanc 2011France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Sarl Levin (Producer)+33 2 54 32 92 49
www.domainelevin.fr 
Gold Medal Moulin des Aigremonts 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Scea Cellier du Beaujardin (Producer)+33 2 47 57 91 04
www.vin-touraine-cellierdubeaujardin.com 
Silver Medal Petit Villebois Sauvignon Blanc 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Villebois (Producer)+33 2 54 32 80 62
www.villebois.eu 
Gold Medal Phillo 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Les Pierres d’Aurèle (Producer)+33 2 54 75 94 73
www.lespierresdaurele.com 
Silver Medal Prestige d’Octavie 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine Octavie (Producer)+33 2 54 79 54 57
www.domaineoctavie.com 
Gold Medal Rémy Pannier Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Ackerman Sa (Producer)+33 2 41 53 03 10
www.ackerman.fr 
Gold Medal Réthoré Davy 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Scea Réthoré Davy (Producer)+33 2 41 30 12 58
 
Silver Medal Roches-Linières 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Sas Castel Frères (Dealer Wine maker)+33 494 73 56 73
www.groupe-castel.com 
Silver Medal Roland Tissier & Fils – Cuvée Saint Benoît 2011France
Val de Loire
Sancerre
Roland Tissier (Producer)+33 2 48 54 02 93
 
Silver Medal Saget la Perrière La Grande Pièce 2012France
Val de Loire
Pouilly Fumé
Saget la Perrière (Producer)+33 3 86 39 57 75
www.sagetlaperriere.com 
Gold Medal Sauvignon Domaine de la Bergeonnière 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Earl Bodin – Domaine de la Bergeonnière (Producer)+33 2 54 71 70 43
www.labergeommiere.cm 
Gold Medal Sauvignon Magali Metenier 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Metenier Magali (Producer)+33 3 86 26 17 06
 
Silver Medal Sens’S Domaine des Pierrettes 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Domaine des Pierrettes (Producer)+33 2 54 20 98 44
 
Gold Medal Thierry Delaunay 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Sarl Joel Delaunay (Producer)
 
Silver Medal Vignoble Cogné Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Scev Cogné Claude (Producer)+33 2 40 83 73 16
www.vignoblecogne.fr 
Silver Medal Vignoble Cogné Sauvignon Cuvée del Ys 2012France
Val de Loire
IGP Val de Loire
Scev Cogné Claude (Producer)+33 2 40 83 73 16
www.vignoblecogne.fr 
Gold Medal Vignoble Gibault Sauvignon 2012France
Val de Loire
Touraine
Vignoble Gibault (Producer)+33 2 54 71 02 63
www.vignoblegibault.com

Loire shows off Sauvignon

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Loire Sauvignon Blanc came under the spotlight at Vinexpo this week as Jamie Goode presented a masterclass to highlight the region’s growing expertise with this grape variety.

The event featured a 14-strong selection of wines chosen from this year’s medal winners at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, which saw the Loire awarded 45% of the total medals from a field of 16 Sauvignon Blanc-producing countries.

“Sauvignon Blanc is a variety that can deliver precise wines with very good concentration of flavour,” recalled Goode of the qualities that he and the rest of the international judging panel rewarded. “You’re looking for the usual things of balance and definition and also wines that are commercially relevant.”

As for the refined selection on show at this Vinexpo masterclass, Goode explained: “We put together a range of styles and wines with unique expressions that together told a story.”

These included examples from across the region, including Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Quincy, Touraine and the IGP Val de Loire, all from the 2012 vintage, which Goode summed up as “a very good, precise vintage in the Loire.”

Having written his own book on the variety, The Science of Sauvignon Blanc, Goode described the grape as “fascinating”, noting: “of all the grape varieties in the world, more scientific work has been done on Sauvignon Blanc than any other.”

Among the benefits of this research has been a greater understanding of compounds including methoxypyrazines, which are responsible for the variety’s characteristic grassy aroma; monoterpenes, which contribute its floral expression; and polyfunctional thiols which create the passionfruit character that is particularly associated with Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Summing up the effect of these combined influences in Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, Goode remarked: “What the Loire seems to be able to do is wines that have ripeness while retaining some of that greenness as well.”

Goode also highlighted the important work carried out in the Loire by consultant Sam Harrop MW as he pointed to the steady “fine-tuning” of viticulture and vinification seen across the region, which is resulting in a consistent level of high quality wines.

In short, he concluded: “The Loire can produce wines that are the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc you can get. Even at the bottom end you get really characterful wines at prices no-one else can match.”

Goode is due to host a further masterclass on Loire Sauvignon Blanc in London later this year.

Great value Loire wines

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I was delighted to read that the “Best Vallue Wine of the Month” in Decanter magazine is from the Loire Valley.

Their selection in the March edition of the magazine included red and white wines from Italy, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, Chile and France, all currently available from the UK’s high street and independent wine merchants. The outright winner this month was from Domaine du Salvard, AOC Cheverny.

The vineyard has won a number of prestigeous awards in recent years (Gold Medal IWC last year) and are helping to fly the flag for this lesser know appellation. Decanter describes the Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay blend as: “punchy, minerally and steely, with an overlying freshness and fine fruit intensity”. Sounds exactly like a Loire wine to us!

Loire wines at the Concours Général Agricole, Paris

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Concours Général Agricole is the oldest, largest and most prestigious of the wine competitions in Europe. Set up by the Ministry of Agriculture in 1870, it currently judges over 16,000 wines and awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in a number of categories.

The Loire Valley was again well represented and I have great pleasure in listing those who entered the competition and gained prestigious awards from the judges. This year the region received 157 Gold, 167 Silver and 112 Bronze medals, a total of 436 wines recognised.

Concours Général Agricole

Concours Général Agricole

Val-de-Loire et Centre / Anjou / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de la Haute Coudraie
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
 OR Domaine Les Grandes Vignes
GAEC Vaillant
Thouarcé (49)
Domaine Bodineau
EARL BODINEAU
Verchers-sur-Layon (Les) (49)
Domaine du Petit Clocher
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
SCEA Champteloup – Château de Montgueret
SCEA Domaine de Champteloup
Nueil-sur-Layon (49)
VIGNOBLE de l’ARCISON
REULIER Romain – Vignoble de l’Arcison
Thouarcé (49)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Les Vignes de l Alma
EARL du Clos de l’Alma
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil (49)
Domaine des Hautes Ouches
EARL Joël et Jean-Louis Lhumeau
Brigné (49)
Domaine de Sainte-Anne
EARL Brault Marc
Brissac-Quincé (49)
LE TOUR D’FL
DOMAINE JO PITHON
Angers (49)

 

Wine tasting in Paris 2013

Wine tasting in Paris 2013

Val-de-Loire et Centre / Anjou / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Quid Novi ? Vino
EARL Cochard et Fils
Aubigné-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine du Petit Clocher
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Cheninsolite
EARL Domaine Cady
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Domaine de Gagnebert – cuvée G
Domaine de Gagnebert
Juigné-sur-Loire (49)
Château de Fesles – La Chapelle
SAS DE FESLES
Thouarcé (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Anjou Gamay / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR LE CLOS DES MOTELES
GAEC le Clos des Motèles
Sainte-Verge (79)
Les Vignes de l Alma
EARL du Clos de l’Alma
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Anjou Villages / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR Château des Noyers
SCA Château des Noyers
Martigné-Briand (49)
Antique
EARL Cailleau Pascal
Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay (49)
domaine chupin
SCEA DOMAINE EMILE CHUPIN
Champ-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine de l’Angelière
EARL Boret
Champ-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine du Colombier – Les Rémones
EARL Bazantay Sylvain et Florence
Brigné (49)
Domaine du Petit Clocher
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
Rouge Baiser
SAS Château de la Mulonnière
Beaulieu-sur-Layon (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Anjou Villages Brissac / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR Château La Variére – La grande chevalerie
SCA Jacques Beaujeau
Brissac-Quincé (49)
 OR La Division
Rabineau Fillion
Vauchrétien (49)
Château La Varière – Vieilles vignes
SCA Jacques Beaujeau
Brissac-Quincé (49)
la Croix de Mission
Jean-Yves et Anita Lebreton
Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Bonnezeaux / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
 OR
EARL Godineau Jean-Pascal
Faye-d’Anjou (49)
Cuvée Pour ma Femme
EARL Robin Louis et Claude
Faye-d’Anjou (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Bourgueil / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
PITAULT LANDRY
EARL PITAULT LANDRY et Fils
Bourgueil (37)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Charpenterie vieilles vignes
EARL CASLOT-BOURDIN
Chapelle-sur-Loire (La) (37)
Domaine des pins – cuvée vieille vigne
EARL PITAULT LANDRY et Fils
Bourgueil (37)
L’Ormeau de Maure
EARL MARCHESSEAU fils
Bourgueil (37)
VIEILLES VIGNES
EARL Domaine Dubois
Restigné (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Bourgueil / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
R de Bourgueil
CAVE DES VINS DE BOURGUEIL
Restigné (37)
Domaine la Noiraie -Plaisir d’été
EARL DELANOUE FRERES
Benais (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Cabernet d’Anjou / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Ackerman Bellerive
ACKERMAN SA
Saumur (49)
 OR Château de la Roche Bousseau
SCEV Regnard de la Ville Fromoit
Trémont (49)
 OR Domaine de Terrebrune
SCA Domaine de Terrebrune
Notre-Dame-d’Allençon (49)
 OR Elysis
Les Caves de la Loire
Brissac-Quincé (49)
CABERNET D’ANJOU
EARL Cochard et Fils
Aubigné-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine de la chenardiere
Les Caves de la Loire
Brissac-Quincé (49)
Domaine la Croix de Galerne
earl roger
Martigné-Briand (49)
cabernet d anjou
SCEA Domaine des Martin
Cersay (79)
Château de Plaisance
SAS Besombes Moc Baril
Saumur Cedex (49)
SCEA Champteloup – Château de Montgueret
SCEA Domaine de Champteloup
Nueil-sur-Layon (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Cabernet de Saumur / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
Réserve des Vignerons
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chateaumeillant / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
Clos la goutte noire
SCEA NAIRAUD SUBERVILLE
Bétête (23)
Grappes 2012
EARL Jacques Rouze
Quincy (18)
Domaine Lecomte
Lecomte Bruno
Avord (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chateaumeillant / Gris
Millésime : 2012
Domaine Geoffrenet Morval
EARL Geoffrenet Morval
Châteaumeillant (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chaume / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
 OR “Les Onnis” coteaux du layon 1er cru chaume !
EARL Branchereau – Domaine des Forges
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
 OR Domaine de la Roche Moreau
SCEA André Davy
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Château de Plaisance
EARL ROCHAIS & Fils
Rochefort-sur-Loire (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Cheverny / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
Le petit Chambord
M. CAZIN François
Cheverny (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Cheverny / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR domaine les Martines
SCEA Champteloup
ROCHECORBON (37)
Domaine le Portail
EARL CADOUX
CHEVERNY (41)
les Vignerons de Mont-près-Chambord
les Vignerons de Mont-près-Chambord
Mont-près-Chambord (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chinon / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR Clos du plessis gerbault
SCEA Château de VAUGAUDRY
Chinon (37)
 OR DILIGENCE
SCA COULY-DUTHEIL père et fils
Chinon (37)
 OR La Coulée Automnale
SA COULY DUTHEIL
Chinon (37)
 OR Tradition
EARL Domaine de la Commanderie, Pain Ph.
Panzoult (37)
 OR Vieilles Vignes
Domaine Eric HERAULT
Panzoult (37)
Cuvée Apogée – Château Coudray Montpensier
SARL Chateau du Coudray Montpensier
Chinon (37)
Domaine Brunet
SICA des Caves des Vins de Rabelais
Chinon (37)
Le Puy
EARL Jean-Maurice RAFFAULT
Savigny-en-Véron (37)
Olga RAFFAULT Picasses
SARL OLGA RAFFAULT
Savigny-en-Véron (37)
Domaine du Raifault Les Allets
EARL Julien RAFFAULT
Savigny-en-Véron (37)
Domaine du roncée clos des marronniers
SAS BAUDRY-DUTOUR
Panzoult (37)
La Haute Olive P et B COULY
Pierre et Bertrand COULY
Chinon (37)
Manoir de la Bellonnière
EARL P. et B. MOREAU
Cravant-les-Côteaux (37)
Saget
SA Guy Saget
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chinon / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Château de Ligré
M. FERRAND Pierre
Ligré (37)
Rosé de Saignée
EARL Domaine Charles PAIN
Panzoult (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Chinon / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR 3 Coteaux
SAS BAUDRY-DUTOUR
Panzoult (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côte Roannaise / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Les Originelles
EARL Domaine Robert Serol
Renaison (42)
 OR LES VIEILLES VIGNES
EARL Domaine Robert Serol
Renaison (42)
Les Têtes
Domaine Désormière
Renaison (42)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux d’Ancenis Gamay / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine du Haut Fresne
EARL Renou Frères et Fils
Drain (49)
DOMAINE DES GALLOIRES
GAEC Domaine des Galloires
Drain (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux d’Ancenis Gamay / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
.
EARL DOMAINE MERCERON-MARTIN
Varenne (La) (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux d’Ancenis Malvoisie / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
DOMAINE DU BUISSON
EARL Domaine du Buisson
Chapelle-Saint-Florent (La) (49)
Domaine du Moulin Giron
EARL Domaine du Moulin Giron
Liré (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux de l’Aubance / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
Ambre de Roche des Rochelles
Jean-Yves et Anita Lebreton
Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets (49)
Domaine de Gagnebert – Cuvée Exception
Domaine de Gagnebert
Juigné-sur-Loire (49)
Les Fontenelles
EARL Domaine de Haute Perche – PAPIN Christian
Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Giennois / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR
Treuillet Sébastien
Tracy-sur-Loire (58)
Coteaux du Giennois Rouge
Lycée Agricole de Cosne-sur-Loire
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire (58)
LA COTE
EARL Cédrick Bardin
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Domaine de Villargeau
GAEC Thibault
Pougny (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Giennois / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Prémices
EARL Charrier Emmanuel
Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain (58)
Les Charmes
Langlois Michel
Pougny (58)
Domaine Couet
Earl DOMAINE COUET
Saint-Père (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Layon / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Cuvée Spéciale
EARL Joselon
Chavagnes (49)
domaine de la ducquerie
earl cailleau et fils
Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay (49)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Domaine Bodineau, Cuvée “Ambre des Simonnières”
EARL BODINEAU
Verchers-sur-Layon (Les) (49)
 OR Domaine du Petit Clocher – Cuvée prestige
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
Cuvée Charlotte
EARL PINET – PINET Pierre, Agnès et Pierre-Antoine
Nueil-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine des Hauts Perrays
SCEA DOMAINE DES HAUTS PERRAYS
Chaudefonds-sur-Layon (49)
Millésime : 2010
Château La Tomaze
Vignoble Lecointre EARL
Champ-sur-Layon (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Loir / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de Cézin
EARL FRESNEAU François
Marçon (72)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Vendomois / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
Tradition
EARL JUMERT
Villiers-sur-Loir (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Coteaux du Vendomois / Gris
Millésime : 2012
Domaine du Four à Chaux
EARL NORGUET Dominique
Thoré-la-Rochette (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Tradition Patience
Pradier Marc
Martres-de-Veyre (Les) (63)
.
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR .
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
.
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR .
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne Boudes / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
Cave David Pelissier
Cave Pelissier David
Boudes (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne Chanturgue / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Earl Benoît Montel
EARL Benoît Montel
Riom (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne Châteaugay / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
Domaine Rougeyron
Domaine Rougeyron ( EARL )
Châteaugay (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes d’Auvergne Corent / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR La Tour de Pierre
LA TOUR DE PIERRE
Le Crest (63)
Corent
Pradier Marc
Martres-de-Veyre (Les) (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Côtes du Forez / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Les Loges
Cave Coopérative des Vignerons Foréziens
Trelins (42)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Cour-Cheverny / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
Le petit Chambord
M. CAZIN François
Cheverny (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Crémant de Loire / Rosé
Millésime : 2011
 OR Crémant de Loire Rosé
GAEC Lemoine
Cersay (79)
Domaine de Gagnebert – 6 ème sens
Domaine de Gagnebert
Juigné-sur-Loire (49)
Millésime : 2010
Deligeroy
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Crémant de Loire / Blanc
Millésime : Non Millésimé
 OR Chateau d’Avrillé
SCEA Biotteau Frères
Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets (49)
 OR Gratien et Meyer
GRATIEN MEYER SAS
Saumur (49)
Lacheteau
SAS LACHETEAU
Doué-la-Fontaine (49)
Millésime : 2011
Domaine de l’Angelière
EARL Boret
Champ-sur-Layon (49)
Domaine du Haut Fresne
EARL Renou Frères et Fils
Drain (49)
Millésime : 2010
 OR Yves Lambert
SCEA YVES LAMBERT
Saint-Just-sur-Dive (49)
Domaine de Brizé
EARL Domaine de Brizé – Luc et Line DELHUMEAU
Martigné-Briand (49)
Deligeroy
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Fiefs Vendéens / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR EARL F Murail
EARL Murail
Couture (La) (85)
 OR EARL F Murail
EARL Murail
Couture (La) (85)
Cuvée les Grandes Pierres du Lay
EARL- Domaine de Pierre Folle
Rosnay (85)
Cuvée M Grande Sélection
SARL Les Vignobles Mercier
Vix (85)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Fiefs Vendéens / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR EARL F Murail
EARL Murail
Couture (La) (85)
Cuvée les Grandes Pierres du Lay
EARL- Domaine de Pierre Folle
Rosnay (85)
Domaine de la Vieille Riboulerie
GAEC Vignoble Macquigneau-Brisson
Rosnay (85)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Fiefs Vendéens / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
EARL F Murail
EARL Murail
Couture (La) (85)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Gros Plant du Pays Nantais / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR “Château Guipière”
GAEC Charpentier Père et Fils
Vallet (44)
 OR “Domaine de Beaurepaire”
Bouin Christine
Mouzillon (44)
 OR Domaine de la Portadière
EARL Couillaud et fils
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
 OR Domaine de l’Espérance
GAEC Chesne Patrice et Anne-Sophie
Tillières (49)
Château de la Poëze
ETS BOULANGER Patrice
Vallet (44)
Domaine de la Taraudière
GAEC Madeleineau Père et fils
Landreau (Le) (44)
Lot A
SCEA Pichon Claude-Michel
Vallet (44)
Château de la Malonnière
EARL Sauvêtre
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
LACHETEAU
LACHETEAU SAS
Tillières (49)
Vente Bouteilles
EARL Chupin
Vallet (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Haut Poitou / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de Villemeont
Bourdier Alain
Mirebeau (86)
Domaine de Villemont- Assemblage Rouge
Bourdier Alain
Mirebeau (86)
Domaine La Tour Beaumont
EARL Morgeau La Tour-Beaumont
Beaumont (86)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Haut Poitou / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine La Tour Beaumont
EARL Morgeau La Tour-Beaumont
Beaumont (86)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Haut Poitou / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine La Tour Beaumont
EARL Morgeau La Tour-Beaumont
Beaumont (86)
trésor d’antan Fié gris
SCA Cave du Haut-Poitou
Neuville-de-Poitou (86)
Domaine du Centaure
EARL du Centaure Marsault Gérard
Chabournay (86)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / IGP du Puy-de-Dôme / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR .
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
 OR Domaine du Clos de la Sarre
Prugnard Jean-Pierre
Cébazat (63)
Millésime : 2011
.
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / IGP du Puy-de-Dôme / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR .
Selia – Cave Saint Verny
Veyre-Monton (63)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / IGP du Val de Loire / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR huteau boulanger
EARL Huteau Boulanger
Vallet (44)
Domaine La Tour Beaumont
EARL Morgeau La Tour-Beaumont
Beaumont (86)
Loire Collection
SCEA Réthoré Davy
Saint-Rémy-en-Mauges (49)
Lot E
SCEA Pichon Claude-Michel
Vallet (44)
huteau boulanger
EARL Huteau Boulanger
Vallet (44)
Millésime : 2011
Domaine Les Hesperides
Domaine des HESPERIDES
Livry (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / IGP du Val de Loire / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
Domaine de la Brosse
EARL Fleurance – Domaine de la Brosse
Saint-Crespin-sur-Moine (49)
Domaine de la Noë
EARL les Grands Chais de la Maine
Château-Thébaud (44)
lacheteau
LACHETEAU SAS
Tillières (49)
nicolas suteau
Suteau Nicolas
Remaudière (La) (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / IGP du Val de Loire / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
“Domaine de la Coche”
SCEA Domaine de la Coche
Sainte-Pazanne (44)
FIEF DES TOUCHES
EARL Domaine des Noës
Pallet (Le) (44)
Vignoble Cogné
SCEV Cogné Claude
Saint-Christophe-la-Couperie (49)
“Domaine du Parc”
EARL Daheron Pierre
Corcoué-sur-Logne (44)
Domaine de la Hallopière
Terrena -Vignerons des Terroirs de la Noëlle
Ancenis (44)
Domaine des Trois Monts
SCEA Hubert Gueneau et Fils
Trémont (49)
Domaine du Petit Clocher
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
Loire Collection
SCEA Réthoré Davy
Saint-Rémy-en-Mauges (49)
Collection Plaisir – Chardonnay
EARL Domaine des Herbauges
Bouaye (44)
Domaine du Petit Clocher
EARL du Petit Clocher
Cléré-sur-Layon (49)
Les Vignes Blanches
EARL La fruitière – LIEUBEAU Vigneron
Château-Thébaud (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Jasnières / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
Domaine de Cézin
EARL FRESNEAU François
Marçon (72)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Menetou-Salon / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de Coquin Cuvée Mathilde
Earl Audiot Francis
Menetou-Salon (18)
Domaine de Loye
SCEV Domaine de Loye
Morogues (18)
DOMAINE CHAVET
Domaine Chavet – GAEC des Brangers
Menetou-Salon (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Menetou-Salon / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR
GAEC Prevost Frères
Vignoux-sous-les-Aix (18)
 OR Jean Baptiste Thibault
Joseph Mellot SAS
Sancerre (18)
Jean Gadoin
Joseph Mellot SAS
Sancerre (18)
Domaine de Coquin
Earl Audiot Francis
Menetou-Salon (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Muscadet / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Château de La Preuille
Château de La Preuille GFA
Saint-Hilaire de Loulay (85)
Castel
SAS CASTEL Frères
Chapelle-Heulin (La) (44)
Château de La Preuille
Château de La Preuille GFA
Saint-Hilaire de Loulay (85)
“Domaine de la Barillère”
GAEC Hervouet Laurent et Pascal
Mouzillon (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de la Cambuse
EARL domaine de la cambuse
Drain (49)
 OR Domaine du Haut Fresne
EARL Renou Frères et Fils
Drain (49)
Domaine des Clerambaults
GAEC Terrien
Bouzillé (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Château de Lorière
Herve Vincent
Brains (44)
 OR Domaine des Gillières
SAS des Gillières
Haie-Fouassière (La) (44)
“Haut Bourg”
SCEA du Haut Bourg Choblet
Bouaye (44)
Château de Lorière
Herve Vincent
Brains (44)
Manoir de la Garnaudière
GAEC de la Garnaudière
Limouzinière (La) (44)
Haut-Bourg
SCEA du Haut Bourg Choblet
Bouaye (44)
Les Parcelles
SCEV DOMAINE LES HAUTES NOËLLES
Saint-Léger-les-Vignes (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Muscadet Sèvre et Maine / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR “Château de la Ferté”
GAEC de la Ferté
Vallet (44)
 OR “Château de la Ferté”
GAEC de la Ferté
Vallet (44)
 OR “Château de la Haie Thessente”
EARL Peigné et Fils
Vallet (44)
 OR “Domaine de la Bretonnière”
GAEC Charpentier-Fleurance
Landreau (Le) (44)
 OR Chateau de Guérande-Marguais
EARL Chateau de Guérande-Marguais
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
 OR Château de la Bigotière
GAEC Gobin
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
 OR Château de la Guipière – Cuvée Tradition
GAEC Charpentier Père et Fils
Vallet (44)
 OR Château de la Salmonière
GAEC de la Jousselinière
Saint-Julien-de-Concelles (44)
 OR Cuvée N° 2
EARL Pierre Luneau-Papin
Landreau (Le) (44)
 OR Domaine “de la Roche Blanche”
EARL Lechat et Fils
Vallet (44)
 OR Domaine Bouffard
GAEC BOUFFARD GILLES ET FREDERIC
Saint-Crespin-sur-Moine (49)
 OR Domaine de Bois brûlé
Luneau Emmanuel
Vallet (44)
 OR Domaine de la Bertaudière
Vallet Alain
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
 OR Domaine de la Chevrue – La Roche
GAEC Michel et Yannick Leblé
Vertou (44)
 OR Domaine de la Chignardière
EARL BARRE Vincent
Tillières (49)
 OR DOMAINE DE LA GARNIERE
David Patrice
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
 OR Domaine de la Vrignais
EARL Bachelier – Domaine de la Vrignais
Aigrefeuille-sur-Maine (44)
 OR Domaine du Grand Fief de la Clavelière
CHATELLIER et FILS, GAEC de la Clavelière
Saint-Lumine-de-Clisson (44)
 OR Domaine du Patis Tonneau
EARL DU PATIS TONNEAU
Haute-Goulaine (44)
 OR Domaine Madeleineau / Cuvée Prestige
GAEC Madeleineau Père et fils
Landreau (Le) (44)
 OR Fleuron des Rochettes
EARL Florance Jean-Pierre et Eric
Landreau (Le) (44)
 OR huteau boulanger
EARL Huteau Boulanger
Vallet (44)
 OR la Tour du Ferré
Douillard Philippe
Vallet (44)
 OR Le clos du Chaillou
EARL Allard Brangeon
Vallet (44)
 OR Lot C
SCEA Pichon Claude-Michel
Vallet (44)
 OR Selection du Moulin
EARL Bernard Cousseau
Tillières (49)
 OR Selection Guilet
EARL des Lusteaux
Aigrefeuille-sur-Maine (44)
 OR Souverain
EARL Vignoble Guérin
Vallet (44)
“Château de Briacé”
A.F.G Briacé, château de Briacé
Landreau (Le) (44)
“Clos du Ferré”
EARL David & Duvallet
Vallet (44)
.
earl rémy et raphael luneau
Landreau (Le) (44)
Castel
SAS CASTEL Frères
Chapelle-Heulin (La) (44)
Château de la Vrillère
EARL Anneau-Plassier
Chapelle-Basse-Mer (La) (44)
Château des Montys
SCEA Château des Montys
Vallet (44)
Château les Juyons
Terrena -Vignerons des Terroirs de la Noëlle
Ancenis (44)
Domaine de la Barillère cuvée traditon
GAEC Hervouet Laurent et Pascal
Mouzillon (44)
Domaine de la Coindrie
Merceron Patrice
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
DOMAINE DE LA GARNIERE
David Patrice
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
Domaine de la Garnière – Vieilles Vignes
GAEC Fleurance Camille et fils
Saint-Crespin-sur-Moine (49)
Domaine de la Houssais
EARL Gratas Bernard et David
Landreau (Le) (44)
Domaine de la Perriere
Pineau Christian
Clisson (44)
Domaine de la Rinière
EARL Pasquereau Didier
Landreau (Le) (44)
domaine de la tourmaline
EARL Gadais Père et Fils
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
Domaine de l’Angelier
GAEC Gobin
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
Domaine de Ménard-Gaborit
SC Menard Gaborit
Monnières (44)
Domaine des Lusteaux
EARL des Lusteaux
Aigrefeuille-sur-Maine (44)
Domaine du Grand fief de Retail
GAEC Gobin
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
Domaine du Haut Coin
GAEC Cormerais Frères
Aigrefeuille-sur-Maine (44)
DOMAINE GIRARDEAU
EARL Girardeau Michel
Château-Thébaud (44)
Domaine Pierre Chevallier
EARL Chevallier Pierre-François
Vallet (44)
Domaine Plessis Glain
EARL Petard Vincent et Jean-Paul
Saint-Julien-de-Concelles (44)
L123
EARL Huchet Yves et Jérémie
Château-Thébaud (44)
Lacheteau
LACHETEAU SAS
Tillières (49)
LACHETEAU
LACHETEAU SAS
Tillières (49)
Les Caves de la Nantaise – les Roitelières
SA BOUGRIER
ST GEORGES SUR CHER (41)
L’Hermitage
Domaine Clair Moreau
Château-Thébaud (44)
Haute Févrie
EARL La Haute Févrie
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
“Château la Foliette”
Domaine de la Foliette
Haie-Fouassière (La) (44)
“Domaine de Beaurepaire”
Bouin Christine
Mouzillon (44)
“Réserve du Fief Cognard”
Salmon Dominique
Château-Thébaud (44)
.
earl rémy et raphael luneau
Landreau (Le) (44)
Castel
SAS CASTEL Frères
Chapelle-Heulin (La) (44)
Château Chesnaie Morinière
EARL Château de la Thebaudière
Saint-Julien-de-Concelles (44)
Château de la Cormerais
Besnard Thierry
Monnières (44)
CUVEE HAUTE SELECTION
EARL DES TILLEULS
Regrippière (La) (44)
Cuvée N° 3
EARL Pierre Luneau-Papin
Landreau (Le) (44)
Domaine Bois Lambert
Rineau Xavier
Pallet (Le) (44)
Domaine de la Canterie
MAUGIS Denis – Domaine de la Canterie
Vertou (44)
DOMAINE DE LA CORDOUERE
EARL RAUDE
Monnières (44)
Domaine de la Fruitière
EARL La fruitière – LIEUBEAU Vigneron
Château-Thébaud (44)
DOMAINE DE LA PICHONNIERE
OLIVIER Michel
Haute-Goulaine (44)
Domaine de la Viaudière
Roy Vincent
Haie-Fouassière (La) (44)
DOMAINE de l’Ardennerie
GAEC Gobin
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
Domaine de Millaud
Terrena -Vignerons des Terroirs de la Noëlle
Ancenis (44)
Domaine des Hautes Noëlles
EARL Chon & Fils
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
Domaine des Quatre Routes
SARL Poiron Henri et fils
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
Domaine du Bourdonneau
EARL du Bourdonneau-Rineau Thierry et nathalie
Gorges (44)
Domaine Michel Bertin
EARL Bertin Michel
Landreau (Le) (44)
la sélection du Domaine de la Bretonnière
GAEC Charpentier-Fleurance
Landreau (Le) (44)
Passionnément Vert
GAEC Leroy Gaetan et Freuchet Laurent
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre (44)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Château de la Gravelle
Exploitation Véronique Günther-Chereau
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
Château du Coing de Saint Fiacre
Exploitation Véronique Günther-Chereau
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
Millésime : 2010
 OR Château du Coing de Saint Fiacre
Exploitation Véronique Günther-Chereau
Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine (44)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Orléans / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR
SCA CAVE COOPERATIVE
Mareau-aux-Prés (45)
vignoble du chant d’oiseaux
Vignoble du Chant d’Oiseaux
Mareau-aux-Prés (45)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Orléans Clery / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR rencontres
DENEUFBOURG Valérie
Cléry-Saint-André (45)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Pouilly-Fumé / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Calcite
EARL Blanchet Francis
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
 OR Domaine de Congy
SCEA Bonnard
Saint-Andelain (58)
 OR Gemme de Feu
EARL Domaine Landrat-Guyollot
Saint-Andelain (58)
 OR l’éclat
earl carroy jacques
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)

Treuillet Sébastien
Tracy-sur-Loire (58)
Cuvée les Galfins
SCEA Bonnard
Saint-Andelain (58)
Cuvée Riquette
Mauroy Gauliez EARL
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Domaine de l’Epineau
EARL Charrier Emmanuel
Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain (58)
HARMONIE
SAS DOMAINE CHATELAIN
Saint-Andelain (58)

Domaine Figeat André et Edmond
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Domaine Bernard PETIT et Fille
GAEC Bernard PETIT et Fille
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Domaine des Rabichattes
SCEA GREBET Domaine des Rabichattes
Tracy-sur-Loire (58)
Domaine saget
SCEA Domaine Saget
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
La Baudière
Caves de Pouilly-sur-Loire
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Pouilly-sur-Loire / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR
EARL Cédrick Bardin
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)

EARL BLANCHET Gilles
Saint-Andelain (58)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Quarts de Chaume / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
 OR Domaine des Forges QUARTS DE CHAUME GRAND CRU
EARL Branchereau – Domaine des Forges
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Domaine du Petit Metris
GAEC Joseph Renou et Fils
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Quincy / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Cuvée Tradition
EARL Jacques Rouze
Quincy (18)
 OR Domaine Lecomte “Vieilles Vignes”
Lecomte Bruno
Avord (18)
 OR Domaine Mardon
SCEV Domaine Mardon
Quincy (18)
 OR Domaine Vincent Siret-Courtaud
Siret-Courtaud Vincent
Lunery (18)
DOMAINE DE LA BROSSE
Domaine Philippe Portier Earl
Brinay (18)
Jean Michel Sorbe
Sarl Jean Michel Sorbe
Brinay (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Reuilly / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR François Charpentier et fils Domaine du Bourdonnat
Charpentier François et fils
Reuilly (36)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Reuilly / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR
Domaine GUILLEMAIN Père et filles
Lury-sur-Arnon (18)
EARL BIGONNEAU
EARL Bigonneau
Brinay (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Reuilly / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de Chery
Sarl Jean Michel Sorbe
Brinay (18)
 OR François Charpentier et fils Domaine du Bourdonnat
Charpentier François et fils
Reuilly (36)
domaine cordaillat
EARL Domaine Cordaillat
Méreau (18)
EARL BIGONNEAU
EARL Bigonneau
Brinay (18)
Domaine Beurdin et fils
SCEV Beurdin et Fils
Preuilly (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Rosé d’Anjou / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de la Petite-Roche
SCEV Regnard de la Ville Fromoit
Trémont (49)
 OR Elysis
Les Caves de la Loire
Brissac-Quincé (49)
 OR SCEA Champteloup – Château de Montgueret
SCEA Domaine de Champteloup
Nueil-sur-Layon (49)
Château de la Malonnière
EARL Sauvêtre
Loroux-Bottereau (Le) (44)
Domaine des Richères
EARL Guibert
Chavagnes (49)
Domaine Le Point du Jour
EARL Réthore Sourice
Tigné (49)
Lacheteau
SAS Lacheteau
Brigné (49)
Château de Champteloup
SCEA Domaine de Champteloup
Brigné (49)
Domaine de Gagnebert
Domaine de Gagnebert
Juigné-sur-Loire (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Rosé de Loire / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR
EARL Cochard et Fils
Aubigné-sur-Layon (49)
 OR Château de Champteloup
SCEA Domaine de Champteloup
Brigné (49)
 OR Domaine de Sainte-Anne
EARL Brault Marc
Brissac-Quincé (49)
cave de la tourangelle
SA BOUGRIER
ST GEORGES SUR CHER (41)
Domaine des Trahan
SCEA Les Magnolias des Trahan
Cersay (79)

EARL Joselon
Chavagnes (49)
Domaine du Petit Val
EARL Denis Goizil
Chavagnes (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR le haut jaumier
EARL TALUAU-FOLTZENLOGEL
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (37)
 OR Vieilles vignes
EARL Domaine OLIVIER
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (37)
Domaine du Bois Mayaud “L’Osmose”
EARL BOUCHER Jean
Chouzé-sur-Loire (37)
Les Graipins
Clos des Quarterons-Amirault
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (37)
Les Gravilices
Clos des Quarterons-Amirault
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (37)
Domaine du Bois Mayaud “La Volupté”
EARL BOUCHER Jean
Chouzé-sur-Loire (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saint-Pourçain / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de Bellevue Grande Réserve
EARL Petillat
Meillard (03)
 OR Les ceps centenaires
Domaine Jallet
Saulcet (03)
Les vignerons de Saint-Pourçain
Union des Vignerons
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Cuvée des Pérelles
EARL Cave Courtinat
Saulcet (03)
Reserve du Domaine
Domaine Gardien
Besson (03)
Rouge tradition
Domaine Nebout
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saint-Pourçain / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Cuvée Isabelle
Domaine Gardien
Besson (03)
Les vignerons de Saint-Pourçain
Union des Vignerons
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03)
Opale
Domaine Nebout
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saint-Pourçain / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR
EARL du Domaine de la Sourde Cave Bonvin
Louchy-Montfand (03)
 OR Blanc premier
Union des Vignerons
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03)
Nectar de Vincent
EARL du Domaine de la Sourde Cave Bonvin
Louchy-Montfand (03)
Blanc tradition
EARL Cave Courtinat
Saulcet (03)
Blanc tradition
Domaine Jallet
Saulcet (03)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Sancerre / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
Alphonse Dolly
SARL ERIC LOUIS
Thauvenay (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Sancerre / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de la Garenne
EARL Domaine de la Garenne
Verdigny (18)
Domaine Daniel Reverdy et Fils
GAEC Reverdy Daniel et Fils
Verdigny (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Sancerre / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR
EARL GODON BERNARD ET JEROME
Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois (18)
 OR Domaine de la Garenne
EARL Domaine de la Garenne
Verdigny (18)
 OR DOMAINE DES COLTABARDS
SCEA DES COLTABARDS
Tracy-sur-Loire (58)
 OR Domaine Franck Millet
Sarl Domaine Franck Millet
Bué (18)
 OR Le Chatillet
SCEA Domaine Balland Chapuis
Bué (18)
Classique Moulin Granger
SAS Domaine Hubert Brochard
Sancerre (18)
LES CHARMES
EARL ANDRE VATAN
Verdigny (18)
Robert Cantin
SARL ERIC LOUIS
Thauvenay (18)

EARL Cédrick Bardin
Pouilly-sur-Loire (58)
Domaine des Clairneaux
EARL Jean Marie Berthier
Sainte-Gemme-en-Sancerrois (18)
La Duchesne Jean-Baptiste Thibault
Joseph Mellot SAS
Sancerre (18)
Millésime : 2011
 OR PERLE BLANCHE
SCEA DES VRILLERES
Sury-en-Vaux (18)
clos roches
Gérard Terrier
Sury-en-Vaux (18)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine Filliatreau – Château Fouquet “AB”
Domaine Filliatreau – Château Fouquet
Saumur (49)
Club des Sommeliers
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Domaine de Peyanne
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Domaine de la Seigneurerie des Tourelles
EARL Vignoble DUBE
Vaudelnay (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
Domaine des Vignes Biche
EARL Domaine des Vignes Biche
Vaudelnay (49)
Les Hauts de Sanziers
SCEA Tessier et Fils
Puy-Notre-Dame (Le) (49)
Domaine du vieux pressoir – Coulée de Ségara
EARL Albert B et J
Vaudelnay (49)
Millésime : 2011
Millésime
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
RIGOLETTO
SAS Domaine de la Paleine
Puy-Notre-Dame (Le) (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur Mousseux / Rosé
Millésime : 2011
 OR Château de Montgueret
SAS LACHETEAU
Doué-la-Fontaine (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur Mousseux / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
Domaine des Trahan
SCEA Les Magnolias des Trahan
Cersay (79)
Ackerman 1811
ACKERMAN SA
Saumur (49)
Montgueret
SAS LACHETEAU
Doué-la-Fontaine (49)
Millésime : 2010
 OR Cuvée de la Chevalerie
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
 OR Domaine des Vignes Biche
EARL Domaine des Vignes Biche
Vaudelnay (49)
 OR Sélection
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Les Hauts de Sanziers
SCEA Tessier et Fils
Puy-Notre-Dame (Le) (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Saumur-Champigny / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
 OR Château de Parnay
SCEA Levron-Vincenot
Parnay (49)
 OR Domaine La Bonnelière – Cuvée Tradition
EARL Bonneau et Fils – Domaine La Bonnelière
Varrains (49)
Château de Parnay
SCEA Levron-Vincenot
Parnay (49)
Domaine de la Perruche – Chaumont
SCEV Domaine de la Perruche
Montsoreau (49)
domaine st vincent
earl vade patrick
Saumur (49)
0omaine des Bonneveaux – Vieilles Vignes L09/13
EARL Bourdoux Camille et Nicolas
Varrains (49)
Domaine des Hautes Troglodytes – Cuvée Joseph Verdier
SCEV Domaine des Hautes Troglodytes
Souzay-Champigny (49)
Domaine du Val Hulin
EARL Retiveau Retif
Turquant (49)
Millésime : 2011
 OR Domaine de la Paleine
SAS Domaine de la Paleine
Puy-Notre-Dame (Le) (49)
Domaine Saint-Jean Cuvée les Vignoles
SCEV Anger Jean-Claude
Turquant (49)
Lieu-dit “Clos de Pérou”
Cave des Vignerons de Saumur
Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg (49)
Château de Parnay – Clos du Chateau
SCEA Levron-Vincenot
Parnay (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Savennières / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
 OR “Le Clos du Papillon” du Domaine des Forges
EARL Branchereau – Domaine des Forges
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Domaine des deux vallées
SCEA Domaine des Deux Vallées
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Domaine du Petit Metris
GAEC Joseph Renou et Fils
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Savennières Roches Aux Moines / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
Domaine des Forges
EARL Branchereau – Domaine des Forges
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné (49)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine / Rouge
Millésime : 2012
Domaine Guenault
SA BOUGRIER
ST GEORGES SUR CHER (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine des Echardières – Rosé
M. POULLAIN Luc
Pouillé (41)
Les Cabotines
EARL Domaine Joël DELAUNAY
Pouillé (41)
Domaine Bellevue
EARL VAUVY Patrick
Noyers-sur-Cher (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Domaine de la Renne – SAUVIGNON
DOMAINE DE LA RENNE
Saint-Romain-sur-Cher (41)
 OR Domaine de Pierre – Sauvignon
Gosseaume Lionel
Choussy (41)
 OR Domaine du Pré Baron
Domaine Pré Baron/EARL Guy Mardon
Oisly (41)
Domaine du Haut Perron Sauvignon
EARL ALLION Guy
Thésée (41)
Domaine Gibault platine
EARL Gibault Pascal et Danielle
Noyers-sur-Cher (41)
Domaine Joël Delaunay
EARL Domaine Joël DELAUNAY
Pouillé (41)
Famille Bougrier
SA BOUGRIER
ST GEORGES SUR CHER (41)
“L’Elégante”
Domaine Pré Baron/EARL Guy Mardon
Oisly (41)
Domaine des Moreaux – Sauvignon
EARL F. Jourdain
Lye (36)
La croix des Champs
les Vignerons des Coteaux Romanais
Saint-Romain-sur-Cher (41)
sauvignon
Famille LECLAIR
Pouillé (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Amboise / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
cuvée François 1er
Lycée Viticole d’Amboise
Amboise (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Amboise / Rosé
Millésime : 2012

SCEA PLOU et Fils
Chargé (37)
Marquise d’Autecour
les Maîtres Vignerons Gourmandière
Francueil (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Amboise / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
Le Paradis
SCEA PLOU et Fils
Chargé (37)

les Maîtres Vignerons Gourmandière
Francueil (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Chenonceaux / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
Domaine Michaud Cuvée Ad vitam
EARL MICHAUD
Noyers-sur-Cher (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Chenonceaux / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
La Chipie – Domaine Jacky Marteau
DOMAINE JACKY MARTEAU
Pouillé (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Mesland / Rosé
Millésime : 2012
Domaine des Terres Noires
GAEC DES TERRES NOIRES
Onzain (41)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Touraine Mousseux / Blanc
Millésime : Non Millésimé
 OR Blanc Foussy
SAS LACHETEAU
Vouvray (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Valençay / Rouge
Millésime : 2011
Marylène et Serge Leclair
SCEA LECLAIR Marylene et Serge
Fontguenand (36)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Valençay / Blanc
Millésime : 2012
 OR Les Terrajots
EARL F. Jourdain
Lye (36)
 OR Sébastien Vaillant “Le Poirentin”
SCA la Cave de Valençay
Fontguenand (36)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Vouvray / Blanc
Millésime : 2011
 OR Vouvray
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Vouvray (37)
Vouvray
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Vouvray (37)
Val-de-Loire et Centre / Vouvray Mousseux / Blanc
Millésime : Non Millésimé
 OR Tête de Cuvée
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Vouvray (37)
Vouvray
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Vouvray (37)
Vouvray
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray
Vouvray (37)
Domaine Ronsard
SAS LACHETEAU
Vouvray (37)
Félicien Brou
SAS LACHETEAU
Vouvray (37)

 

This huge list of wines will take some while to digest (excuse the pun!) but all are worth seeking out from your favourite Loire wine supplier and if you are visiting the region, we would be delighted to guide you around a selection of these establishments.

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