We Love the Loire Valley | Explore the diversity...

We Love the Loire Valley | Explore the diversity...

Today, I am thrilled to dive deep into the captivating world of Loire Valley wines with you. Nestled in the heart of France, this picturesque region is renowned for producing some of the most exquisite and diverse wines in the world. With the relationships I have grown over the years with incredible producers across Saumur, Anjou, and Pouilly-Fume, Clos Cachet now have an acute selection of wines providing a window into Loire's heart and soul.

The Loire Valley is France’s 3rd largest winegrowing region. Stretching from the Atlantic coast to Auvergne, it is a point of equilibrium, where north meets south, sophistication meets freshness, art meets literature, and tradition meets modernity. These contrasts - plus the generally temperate climate and extraordinarily varied terroirs - have created the most diverse winegrowing region in the worldWhether you're a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, or Gamay, you will find an abundance of exceptional wines from the Loire. From crisp and refreshing whites to elegant reds and delicate rosés, there is truly something for every palate.

Presented as an iconic location of France, the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 2000). Noted for the quality of its architectural heritage, with historic towns and world-famous Châteaux, the Loire Valley is recognised as a site of special cultural interest. It has been a meeting point for an array of human values, and is testament to the development of a natural synergy between man and his environment across two thousand years of history.

Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or just beginning your journey into oenology, exploring Loire Valley wines will undoubtedly leave you inspired. The dedication to quality craftsmanship combined with sustainable viticulture practices embraced by local winemakers ensures that each bottle tells a story worth savouring. As it stands today, majority of our Loire producers are carefully tending to their vines using organic principles, most officially certified.

I encourage you to take your time and discover all the different appellations the Loire Valley has to offer such as Pouilly-Fumé, Chinon, and Anjou, and allow yourself to be enchanted by the diversity and complexity of their wines.


(Sauvignon Blanc)

Domaine Tabordet - Pouilly-Fumé "Champs des Chaumes" 2021
Domaine Tabordet - Pouilly-Fumé "L'Autre Rive" 2020

Domaine Le Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "Terres Blanches" 2020
Domaine Le Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "Les Caillottes" 2020
Domaine Le Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "MCMLV" 2020
Domaine Le Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "Orange Bio" 2021

“The 2021 is a cracking example of MCMLV” - 94 pts. Rebecca Gibb, Vinous. Domaine du Bouchot - Pouilly-Fume “MCMLV”

“If you like Campari or Negroni, you will love the 2021 Orange” - 92 pts. Rebecca Gibb, Vinous. Domaine du Bouchot - Pouilly-Fume “Orange Bio"

Chenin Blanc

Austral - Saumur Blanc “Octopus” 2022
Austral - Saumur Blanc “Amandiers” 2020 
Austral - Saumur Blanc “Treillaujeard” 2021

Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur white “Perruchets” 2021

Philippe Alliet - Chinon white 2021

Domaine Belargus - Anjou “Roueres” 2019/2020
Domaine Belargus - Anjou “Veau” 2020 
Domaine Belargus - Anjou “Quarts” 2019/2020

“This is reduced power paired with finesse and elegance” 98 pts, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate. Domaine Belargus - Anjou Quarts 2019

Cabernet Franc

Austral - Saumur Puy-notre-Dame "Manta" red 2020
Austral - Saumur Puy-notre-Dame "V" red 2019
Austral - Saumur Puy-notre-Dame "Vigneaux" red 2017
Austral - MAGNUM VDF "Pourpre" 2021 1500ml

Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur-Champigny "Les Clos Lyzieres" 2019
Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur-Champigny "Pelo" 2020
Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur-Champigny 2021

Pithon-Paille - Bourgueil Rouge "Graviers" 2018

Philippe Alliet - Chinon "Coteau de Noire" 2020
Philippe Alliet - Chinon "Huissieries" 2020
Philippe Alliet - Chinon "Vieilles Vignes" 2020

"It’s smooth, supple and has its act together with delightfully chalky tannins that will leave you licking the inside of your mouth.” 93-95 pts, Rebecca Gibb, Vinous.  Domaine Alliet - Chinon “Coteau de Noire”