The Valleys of France, particularly the Rhone and the Loire, produce a variety of gems from crisp and floral white grapes like Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, and reds from spicy and heady grapes like Grenache, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, an appellation within the Rhone Valley where up to thirteen different varietals are approved for their red blends, is one of our personal favorites...where else do you find that kind of freedom and creativity in blending? Meanwhile the Loire, which is unfortunately often overlooked and misunderstood, presents a real opportunity for off-the-beaten-path discovery.
2007 Origine Sauvignon Blanc
2007 Bourillon-Dorleans Vouvray
2003 Domaine Le Murmurium "Opera" Cotes du Ventoux
2006 Clos de Caveau "Carmin Brillant" Vacqueyras
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