Vintec Club Members | Loire Valley Virtual Tasting
- RÉGIS MINET - POUILLY-FUMÉ "VIEILLES VIGNES" 2019:
Domaine Minet is crafting exciting Sauvignon Blancs grown on Kimmeridgian marl and oyster shell sediment. These Sauvignon Blancs are unique and most famous for their lively, fresh aromatic and taste. The “Vieilles Vignes” cuvée has been crafted with grapes from the oldest vines of the Domaine. The vines average 30 years in age.
This wine is showing spectacular fresh flavours of apple, blackcurrant bud, kiwi and subtle wet stone. On the palate the aromatic explodes with numerous layers of fruits driven by a mouth-watering acidity.
It can be paired with oysters and seafood or the Loire Valley’s famous Chavignol goat cheese. It is perfect to drink now. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
- LE PETIT SAINT VINCENT - SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY "PELO" 2018:
In the small circle of elite producers in the heartland of Saumur-Champigny in Varrains, the lively, friendly and talented Dominique Joseph is impossible to miss. Fully organically farmed since 1992, the Domaine grows 12 hectares of vineyard perfectly located over 55 different locations. The "Pélo" cuvée is made solely from the oldest vines of the Domaine in the heartland of the Saumur-Champigny appellation, planted on clay soils and tuffeau limestone.
On the nose, the beautiful and elegant fruits give way to delicate notes of dry herbs with airy flavours of strawberry and blackcurrant. The palate is structured with fine tannins for a medium to long finish. It can be enjoyed at a barbecue, with lamb cutlets, white meat and slightly chilled with cheese. Drink now or keep in the cellar up to 2020+. 100% Cabernet Franc.
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- LE PETIT SAINT VINCENT - SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY "POYEUX" 2015:
"Les Poyeux" is a single vineyard ideally located with south exposure to the sun. Dominique Joseph has one hectare in "Les Poyeux" split into two vineyards growing on yellow sandy soils at the top of the slope and on clay and limestone in the lower part of the slope.
The bouquet is powerful and opens up to notes of sage, wild flowers and black fruits. The palate is dense, yet vibrant with aromas of black fruits; wet forest arising from an otherwise mineral structure. This is very impressive indeed. It can be enjoyed at a barbecue, with lamb cutlets or slow cooked lamb shoulder. Drink now or keep in the cellar up to 2028+. 100% Cabernet Franc.