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A great expression of aromatic richness and finesse of grapefruit, citrus, and lychee. A fresh, crispy, well-balanced, and structured wine. WINEMAKER  Benjamin Delobel APPELLATION  AOC Touraine GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Sauvignon Blanc – Organic Wine TERROIR  Clay and sandy terroir called “Sable de Sologne sur Argile” CULTURE & VINIFICATION  Manual harvest, short pneumatic press, and a long vinification. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 3-4 months. FOOD PAIRING  A delight as an aperitif, paired with asparagus, fish, and seafood. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical Sheet PDF

Intense aromas of red berries, cherries, strawberries, and blackberries. A supple and soft mouth where red berry notes reappear along with a hint of licorice.  WINEMAKER  Sébastien Millet APPELLATION  Sancerre GRAPE VARIETIES  100% Pinot Noir TERROIR  “La Caillote,” a pebbly terrain composed of clay, limestone, and white soil; and “Terre Rouge”, a red soil particular to Crézancy in Sancerre, very rich in iron. WINEMAKING  Pressed, then a 2-3 cold maceration. Malolactic fermentation begins after the alcoholic fermentation. AGING  Enameled and stainless steel tanks for 5-6 months. ALCOHOL CONTENT  12.5% Technical Sheet PDF

Fresh and beady with mineral, floral, and fresh melon aromas emerging. On the palate, it is pleasant with a good and lasting taste. Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast. WINEMAKER  François Verdier APPELLATION  Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Melon de Bourgogne TERROIR  Gabbro rocks, vines are between 45-55 years old. WINEMAKING  Pressing in a pneumatic press, a 2-day maceration, and slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks. Aged on lees for 11 months. FOOD PAIRING  Pairs well with seafood like oysters, shellfish, and fish. ALCOHOL CONTENT  12% Technical Sheet PDF

Pale gold with green highlights. Dry on the palate, this aromatic Pouilly Fumé displays floral, fruity, and mineral notes. WINEMAKER  Gilles Chollet APPELLATION  AOC Pouilly Fumé GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Sauvignon Blanc TERROIR  50% sand – 50% clay-limestone VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  Aged in stainless steel vats and thermoregulated at 57-64°F for a 10-day period. FOOD PAIRING  Appreciated as an aperitif and pairs well with crustacean, fish, roasted poultry, and cheese. ALCOHOL CONTENTS  13% Technical Sheet PDF

An expressive wine with intense aromas of fresh vanilla and coconut evolving with complex notes of violets, and wood. An elegant palate marked by a subtle sweetness on the attack that extends to firm and frank tannins at the end. WINEMAKER  Julien Raffaut APPELLATION  Chinon (Loire Valley) GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Clay-limestone slopes WINEMAKING  The harvest began on October 18th and undergoes a long 4-week vinification in stainless steel vats, then aged in oak barrels for 12 months. FOOD PAIRING  Great with rich sauce dishes, and cheese. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13% Technical sheet PDF

Cassis and raspberries aromas. On the palate, first sweetness and freshness and then round and soft tannins. WINEMAKER  Julien Raffault APPELLATION  Chinon (Loire Valley) GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Cabernet Franc TERROIR  Loire Valley sandy soils VINIFICATION  This Cuvée Tradition undergoes a 15-day vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. FOOD PAIRING  Great with pork products, white meat, fish, and cheese. ALCOHOL CONTENT  13.5% Technical Sheet PDF

Still young, this wine promises great potential. It has a rich character, full of white fruits that are laced with orange zest and spice. Fresh and crisp while full in the mouth, it will be better in a few months. 92 Points by Wine & Spirits and 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast. WINEMAKER  Christophe Gadais APPELLATION  Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie GRAPE VARIETAL  Melon de Bourgogne TERROIR  These 9-acres of “Vieilles Vignes” are rooted in two-mica gneiss soils, the vines are more than 50 years old. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  Following a cold static settling of 12 hours without selected yeast, only wild …

Fruity and immediately accessible, this is a crisp and delicious wine. It is lively with citrus acidity and bright with a tangy texture. The wine finishes with a salty, mineral aftertaste.  88 Points by Wine Enthusiast.  WINEMAKER  Christophe Gadais APPELLATION  Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Melon de Bourgogne TERROIR  The 13-hectare single vineyard of “Domaine de la Tourmaline” is rooted in two-mica gneiss soils. The wines are around 40 years old. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  Following a cold static settling of 12 Hours, the use of carefully selected yeast allows for a slow fermentation (which lasts 3 weeks 64-68F). Then this …

Dark ruby color with raspberry and vanilla notes. There is a specific earthiness that marries the red fruit with subtle oak flavors to end on a clean finish. WINEMAKER  Pierre Clément WINERY  Domaine de Chatenoy APPELLATION  Menetou-Salon GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Pinot Noir TERROIR  The soil is Kimmeridgian era clay and limestone with south to south west exposure to the sun. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION  The Domaine holds 60 hectares of 30 to 50 year-old vines. The grapes are hand harvested and vinified for 15 to 20 days. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation and maturation in oak casks for one year. …

Elegant floral and fruity aromas mixed with mineral nuances and fresh notes. Rich and fleshy molten attack in the mouth that finishes on a well-balanced intensity. WINEMAKER  Sebastien Millet WINERY  Domaine “La Gemière” APPELLATION  Sancerre (Loire Valley) GRAPE VARIETAL  100% Sauvignon Blanc TERROIR  Pebbly terrain called “La Caillote” is composed of clay, limestone and white soil. The vines are 25 years. WINEMAKING  Grapes are pressed just after harvest and musts are racked 48 hours later, then preserved at low temperatures for 4-7 days before fermentation. Aging in enameled and stainless steel tanks for 5 to 6 months. FOOD PAIRING  Best with …