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This majestic river links various wine-growing sub-regions that go to make up the overall appellation, from the Massif Central to the Atlantic.

The Loire region extends over almost 1000 km and there are 4 sub-regions: Nantes, Anjou, Touraine and the Centre. There are 68 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée.

Altogether, there are 65,000 hectares producing nearly 3,0000,000 hl of wine on average each year, of which 45% are whites, 22% rosés, 21% reds and 12% sparking wines.

The areas planted with vines stretch far and wide, with a number of different climatic influences, oceanic in the West, becoming more continental the further you get from the ocean.

Three words characterise these wines: diversity, quality and affordability.

Diversity, because the whites range from the driest to the sweetest, while the reds can be fruity or mineral.

Quality, thanks to the emergence of young, talented vignerons, coupled to a significant improvement in winemaking techniques.

Affordable, because there are some amazing quality-price-pleasure ratios to be found.

The main grape types for whites are melon and gros-plant around Nantes, chenin in Anjou and western Touraine, sauvignon in eastern Touraine and in the Centre.

The principal grapes used for making reds are gamay, cabernet franc and sauvignon, pinot noir and côt (or malbec).

Recent vintages

  • 2011: very good maturity for reds, well-rounded and low in acidity. Dry whites more varied, but great sweet wines.
  • 2012: a varied year for weather. Few sweet wines, but highly drinkable dry whites good for cellaring, particularly Sancerre. The reds are versatile and soft.
  • 2013: fruity wines, easy to drink with low alcohol content.
  • 2014: a great vintage in the two colours, with aromatic wines in their youth but with good racking potential. A remarkable balance between acidity, fruitiness and concentration. 

Our partners wine estate

Sales history

  1. Domaine Yannick Amirault

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 08 Jun. To 29 Jun.
    Sale closed
    For our greatest pleasure, Yannick Amirault has won a bet to offer us affordable wines that are young but also ideal for cellaring.
  2. Domaine de la Chevalerie

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 24 Nov. To 07 Dec.
    Sale closed
    Through its different terroirs, the range reflects the entire palette of Cabernet Franc, with a regularity in quality that has taken this vineyard to the top of the Bourgeuil D.O. A very fine vintage you should reserve quickly because frost and hail have devasted the estate in 2016 and 2017.
  3. Domaine Paul Prieur & Fils

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 14 Nov. To 28 Nov.
    Sale closed
    This vineyard goes up the hierarchy of Sancerrois year on year, with aromatic whites and wonderfully fruity reds that give outstanding value for money-pleasure.
  4. Domaine Ogereau

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 03 Nov. To 17 Nov.
    Sale closed
    This reputed vineyard from Anjou just keeps on progressing, with dry, mellow Chenins that reflect their terroir and great reds for cellaring. 
  5. Domaine Philippe Alliet

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 24 Oct. To 07 Nov.
    Sale closed
    Philippe Alliet embodies a contemporary and ambitious vision of his wines, which are undoubtedly among the greatest wines of the Loire.
  6. Château de Villeneuve

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 13 Oct. To 27 Oct.
    Sale closed
    Jean-Pierre Chevalier extracts the quintessence of his tuffeau terroir to produce crystal-clear whites and elegant reds with undeniable charm
  7. Château du Hureau

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 23 May. To 06 Jun.
    Sale closed
    In both whites and reds, Philippe Vatan achieves a perfect alchemy between pure fruit and volume in the mouth. A key reference of the appellation.
  8. Domaine Cailbourdin

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 10 Mar. To 28 Mar.
    Sale closed
    Alain Cailbourdin investigates all the aromatic diversity of the Sauvignon grape and the expression of his terroirs by vinifying each plot separately. These are must-reserve wines after the devastating frost of 2016, which drastically reduced the last harvest while it was being grown.
  9. Domaine Paul Prieur & Fils

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 04 Nov. To 29 Nov.
    Sale closed
    Buckingham Palace or the Ritz in Paris have wines from this estate. What finer tribute to a very distinguished range, designed to accompany cuisine!
  10. Domaine de la Chevalerie

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 28 Oct. To 22 Nov.
    Sale closed
    The range reflects the entire spectrum of Cabernet Franc, from fruity wines to those for racking, with a consistent quality that has taken the estate to the highest levels of the Bourgueil designation of origin
  11. Domaine Yannick Amirault

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 03 Oct. To 20 Oct.
    Sale closed
    Yannick Amirault gets the best out of his terroirs by producing generous wines that have reached full maturity.
  12. Domaine Bruno Dubois

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 17 May. To 26 May.
    Sale closed
    The rising star of the appellation, Bruno Dubois is a firm believer in bio viticulture. The result: deep wines of remarkable fruitiness.
  13. Domaine Alphonse Mellot

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 10 May. To 19 May.
    Sale closed
    A 19th-generation winemaker, Alphonse Mellot Junior makes the estate shine at the top of the winemaking hierarchy with incredibly precise Sauvignons and unique reds that really reflect their terroir.
  14. Domaine Charles Joguet

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 19 Apr. To 28 Apr.
    Sale closed
    The estate has achieved a high level of excellence with a harmonious range of reds from its very fine 2011 vintage, full of freshness and character.
  15. Domaine Cailbourdin

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 22 Feb. To 03 Mar.
    Sale closed
    Alain Cailbourdin extends the terroirs of the appellation by proposing a consistent range of wines with a distinct vintage to express the diversity of each soil. Wines that will surprise you, maybe even bluff you!
  16. Château de Villeneuve

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 05 Nov. To 12 Nov.
    Sale closed
    This superb abode and the wines produced on the estate have inseparable common ground: tuffeau stone which provides elegance, nobility and a strong personality.
  17. Domaine Yannick Amirault

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 30 Sep. To 11 Oct.
    Sale closed
    Over his entire 19 hectares, Yannick Amirault strives to only harvest grapes that are perfectly ripe. The result is thoroughbred wines with dazzling fruitiness and subtle tannins.
  18. Domaine de la Chevalerie

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 01 Jun. To 14 Jun.
    Sale closed
    Pierre Caslot, a Rabelaisian winemaker of legendary affability, contributed to the revival of the Loire reds producing juicy, tasty wines working wonders with a meal. These wines are endowed with an amazing keeping potential. Discover this epicurean world through cuvées that have spent some years in the cellars.  A privilege not to be missed!
  19. Alphonse Mellot Estate

    Loire
    Sales durationFrom 11 May. To 25 May.
    Sale closed
    With perfect mastery of his winemaking technique, Alphonse Mellot produces whites of exemplary purity that are perfect for laying down, a reflection of their terroir, and juicy, tasty reds. He also owns 18 hectares of Vins de Pays, in the nearby Nièvre. We offer you a selection of iconic wines from this exceptional estate.