The Loire Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in France, with over 40,000 hectares of vineyards following the river as it flows west towards the Atlantic from Blois towards Nantes.
The Romans planted vines to make the most of the ideal climate, soil and handy waterway. By the Middle Ages, monks made Loire Valley wines the most highly-prized at the French and English courts. The aristocracy built many astonishing chateaux along the river in which to spend their summer holidays.
The Loire is most famous for its Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc, but there are many others including Muscadet, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay. Likewise, it produces everything from the great value sparkling Crémant de Loire through elegant whites and reds to super-sweet dessert wines.
Your tasting kit includes samples of some spectacular Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Muscadet, Touraine, Saumur-Champigny, Chinon...
Dive in, and get to know this incredible region in depth! In stock, shipping in plenty of time for the live YouTube tasting on 28th June; also available on-demand shortly afterwards.
All of our tastings include:
- 6 x 100ml wine samples
- A follow-along, online wine tasting hosted by award-winning sommelier Jamie Smith and Winemaker / Engineer Alex Taylor.
Our tastings are streamed on Youtube and a link will be provided with your tasting pack.
All of our tasting packs are shipped via Royal Mail 'tracked 48' 2-4 days before the live tasting.
Your tracking reference will be emailed to you when your pack has been shipped.
Packs for 'On Demand' tastings are shipped within 2-3days of ordering unless stated otherwise.