Wine Offerings: Loire

Brothers in Wine – Everyday Bottles from a Big Family Name in the Loire Valley

The brothers Philippe and Thierry Germain have relatively short but storied winemaking careers in France’s Loire Valley. Thierry arrived first. Raised in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, at the family winery of Château Yon-Figeac, Thierry set out on his own in 1991 at the…

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Posted on 2018.08.22 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Loire Cabernet Franc from Top Producer in Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny has the reputation for producing some of the finest expressions of Cabernet Franc available to humanity. The underlying tuffeau (a soft, chalky limestone) is the foremost element in Saumur-Champigny’s distinctive quality. It is here, in the small town of…

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Posted on 2018.05.09 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pure Expressions of Cabernet Franc in the Terroir of Saumur-Champigny

Join us anytime this Saturday to taste several 2015 vintage Cabernet Franc wines, all from distinct Saumur-Champigny terroir, and produced by star Loire Valley producer Thierry Germain. All of Thierry’s Domaine des Roches Neuves 2015 vintage wines…

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Posted on 2017.02.15 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Not Enough Superlatives to Describe this Loire Cabernet Franc from Saumur-Champigny

Domaine des Roches Neuves “Clos de l’Échelier” (Saumur-Champigny, 2014) ~$40/bottle We were fortunate enough to get a onetime shipment of elite Loire producer Thierry Germain‘s wines before a well-known and highly regarded US importer signed him and dried…

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Posted on 2016.04.27 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Pure, Crystalline Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from the Middle Loire Valley

Mix-and-Match any six or more Thierry Germain Saumur and Saumur-Champigny wines and receive 10% off. Thierry Germain conjures heady and uncompromising wines from his 69 acre estate, Domaine des Roches Neuves, just south of the city of Saumur. This is…

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Posted on 2016.01.06 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Reds & A Crisp White for Memorial Day Weekend

~$18 Jean-Paul Brun Blanc (Beaujolais 2013) ~$26 Kevin Descombes (Morgon 2013) ~$26 Noëlla Morantin Mon Cher Gamay (Loire VdF 2013) Aside from the holiday’s ceremonial importance, Memorial Day weekend means one thing to most people – the unofficial start of…

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Posted on 2015.05.20 in Beaujolais, France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Mother’s Day Rosé Garage Sale

Special Price on all rosé for Mother’s Day Stop by the store this Saturday to taste a dozen rosé wines from France and Spain. Our chunk of earth here in Southeastern Michigan has finally warmed up from an especially frozen…

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Posted on 2015.05.06 in Cigales, France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Provence, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone, Spain DO  |  Read more...

 

In-store Tasting with National Importer Peter Weygandt

Peter has been importing French wines for close to 30 years. He has gained a reputation for the quality of his selections that focus on small production, low yields, natural methods of viticulture, and minimal intervention in the cellar. He…

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Posted on 2015.04.22 in Beaujolais, France, Loire, News & Events  |  Read more...

 

Luscious Aged Loire Chenin Blanc

September 29 – October 5, 2014 1999 Château de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon-Chaume Les Aunis Price: $69/bottle The River Layon, a tributary of the Loire, meanders its way through a variety of soils and rocks. But its in a…

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Posted on 2014.09.28 in France, Loire, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

2007 Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé – Quality Loire Sauvignon Blanc for a Song

Price: $99/6 ($17/bottle) SOLD OUT Our good friend Yorick tends toward the melodramatic. Just the other day, while hanging out here at the store, he bellowed, “Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open!” The…

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Posted on 2013.06.04 in France, Loire, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 


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