Author Archives: HH&C

2020 Chinon la Goutte de Rosé, Domaine de la Noblaie

Very pale salmon. Peach, apricot, spice and red berry flavours. Airy, fresh and supple; a sophisticated but approachable Loire rosé made from the estate’s youngest Cabernet Franc vines. 13% on www.joannasimon.com , 7th Jul 2021   Stylish organic Loire rosé with lovely apricot, spice and red berry flavour. in Platinum Magazine , Aug 2021

2018 Meursault 1er Cru Blagny, Domaine Chapelle de Blagny

In some ways, a new domaine – for five generations, the family rented out its vineyards and sold those wines they made to negociants. But since 2014, Etienne de Brechard has bottled under the domaine name. High-toned, steely aroma, with silex notes. Straight as a die, this slices through the palate. The tight and vibrant […]

2020 Gamay sur Volcan, Les Vins de la Madone, Gilles Bonnefoy, Côtes du Forez

The Côtes de Forez are not conventionally thought of as part of the Loire wine region but the river rises nearby and the department is actually called Loire. Besides I would like to draw your attention to this delicious and well-priced summer red. Gilles Bonnefoy is a local who set up his estate, Les Vins […]

2019 Sancerre Rouge Terre de Maimbray, Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy

Full bottle 1,320 g. From various terroirs around Maimbray: 60% limestone and 40% terres blanches. Hand-picked and oak-aged. Transparent garnet. Sweet Pinot Noir fruit on the nose and a much riper, more convincing, raspberry-flavoured wine than most Sancerre Rouges I have tasted recently. Very gentle and caressing on the palate with good fruit and energy. […]

2019 Saumur-Champigny, Domaine des Sanzay

Full bottle 1,335 g. Certified organic. 100% Cabernet Franc on clay-limestone. Mid purplish crimson. Fragrant with a layer of definite sweetness on the nose. Good bite and medium weight. Bone-dry finish. A lovely lunch wine, or for outdoor dining in high temperatures nicely chilled? Sappy. Just the right amount of acidity and just a little, […]

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