Wine Tasting, July 17, 2021; Wines of Loire

                     Loire Valley

2018 Luneau-Papin
Clos des Allees
On sale for $21.99
Muscadet Serve-et-Maine / France
100% MELON de Bourgogne
This rare, single vineyard Muscadet comes from 40+ year-old vines and ages for 9 months in underground glass tanks.
2020 Gerard Boulay
Sancerre Blanc
On sale for $29.99
Chavignol, Sancerre / France
100% SAUVIGNON Blanc
Fermented with only indigenous yeast and bottled with very little sulphur, Boulay produces this steely, unadorned expression from younger estate vines in the village of Chavignol.
2019 Francois Chidaine 
Les Choisilles

On sale for $43.99
Montlouis-sur-Loire / France
100% CHENIN Blanc
Regarded as one of the best producers in the central Loire, Francois Chidaine produces this bottling from a site rich in both clay and flint, soils which offer weight and minerality respectively.
2020 Philippe Gilbert
On sale for $25.99
Menetou-Salon / France
100% PINOT Noir
This direct press Rose is sourced from the Clos des Morogues vineyard – known as a special site for Pinot Noir.
2017 Andre Neveu
Grand Fricambault Rouge
On sale for $23.99
Chavignol, Sancerre / France
100% PINOT Noir
Pinot Noir is the grape varietal of Sancerre Rouge and while it makes up less than 20% of the production of the appellation, in the trusty hands of vignerons such as Domaine Andre Neveu, it is capable of a certain firm elegance. 
2019 Baudry
Les Granges
On sale for $19.99
Chinon / France
Hand harvested fruit from 30+ year-old vineyards near the winery, the Granges cuvee is aged for 10 months in cement.