Cambridge Wine Merchants
International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!
also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
As it is one river and one valley, we tend to think of the Loire as one wine region, but it’s really three, or more. The most important being:
East, ancestral home of Sauvignon Blanc. Wine drinkers are increasingly turning to lesser-known areas such as Quincy and Reuilly, or to Vins de Pays for their Sauvignon Blanc as Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre prices rise.
Central. Mostly Chenin for whites, from bone dry to super-sweet, and Cabernet Franc for crunchy reds. Fascinating wines but hard to sell!
West/coastal. Muscadet country, vast swathes of utter dullness cheered up by just a few top class growers using modern methods and restricted yields to knock out some stunning, salty, tangy wines which cost hardly more than basic but make superb fish wines.
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