About The Pack
Our first ever Loire Valley mixed pack features six of the very best value refreshing wine from this captivating and historic region in central France.
We have a Pet Nat, two deliciously seafood friendly whites and three approachable reds, all sourced from across the Loire, and highlighting some of their most famous grapes and appellations.
They are all thrillers, no fillers!
2020 Les Errances Tohu Bohu Petillant Naturel Rose
What's going on here? Tohu Bohu?
What's going on is a zesty natural Pet Nat from a young winemaking couple in Rablay-sur-Layon - a blend of Chenin, Grolleau and some Cabernet Franc which finishes its ferment inside the bottle.
Boisterous natural fun, with just a touch of sugar remaining unferrmented and heaps our crunchy citrus acidity and raspberry candy flavours. Ou est le pique-nique?Read more about 2020 Les Errances Tohu Bohu Petillant Naturel Rose
2020 Salvard Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc
Old vine Sauvignon Blanc from Cheverny near the banks of the might Loire. With honeydew melon and tangy citrus flavours, this a riper Sauvignon than the region normally produces, making it super-attractive at first sniff.
There is no oak involved but plenty of lees-stirring and time in bottle pre-release, so there is also texture and length.
A superb all-round people pleaser.Read more about 2020 Salvard Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc
2021 Le Facteur Sul Velo Chenin Blanc
Le Facteur (French for Postman) is the wing of Mathieu Cosme's label that focuses on natural wines, or minimal intervention at the very least. He farms his land in a traditional way, using no herbicides or pesticides and, remarkably, still tilling the vineyard with the help of his horse.
A generous style of Chenin with a breadth of fruit, savoury elements and lively acidity holding it all together.
Classic Chenin from really old vines with universal appeal.Read more about 2021 Le Facteur Sul Velo Chenin Blanc
2020 Les Athletes du Vin Pinot Noir
This is a seriously fun Pinot that captures the charm and spirit of the Loire Valley.
Using organic fruit, sustainable farming practices, natural yeasts and minimal intervention, it's a beautiful expression of natural, lo-fi wine from this part of the world.
Think sour cherries and a gentle touch of brambly earth, it's perfect with charcuterie, a platter or hard cheese or any weeknight dinner plan.Read more about 2020 Les Athletes du Vin Pinot Noir
2021 Clos du Tue-Boeuf Vin Rouge
A Vin de France wine produced exclusively from Gamay, and sourced from the vineyard being to a friend of the Puzelat brothers in Touraine, that is all organically farmed. The vines are quite young, ranging in age from 5-30+ years-old planted on clay-calcareous soils.
Such a slurpable easy going wine, light fragrant and everything you want in a fresher style Gamay. Juicy and lithe, with lovely tart black and red berries, it’s supple, bright, and really refreshing, a thirst slaking kind of wine.
The wine is fermented whole bunch, allowing the carbonic process to happen naturally, and this is clear to see in the results. The brightness and primary up front juicy fruit character are the hallmarks of this style. Just such an enjoyable light red that exemplifies Glou Glou wines.Read more about 2021 Clos du Tue-Boeuf Vin Rouge
2021 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges
Loire Valley Cabernet Franc has the ability to be a lithe and light wine, while at the same time having so much character and intensity to it. The Les Granges from Baudry is just that, it’s the type of bottle that empties in the blink of an eye.
Breathe in the perfume; floral, bright, juicy fruit, fresh-squeezed berries - so juicy, and saliva inducing. On the palate, silky tannins and ripened blackcurrant/blackberry, black pepper and anise (AKA hallmark Franc stuff).
You want to drink this as the sun goes down and the BBQ is firing up - you'll be in for a laid back treat. Maybe put on some Enya, why not?Read more about 2021 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges