Complices De Loire

François Chidaine

Les Choisilles Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Recommended by Union Square Wines, which is a nice looking shop, but definitely a bit overpriced and the traditional type of wine shop where their natural wine section is 4 bottles big and they love their tradition and pretension. Not opposed to it, just think it’s a blue ocean, why not be open to all possibilities of what something can be?

Long as it tastes good...

In any case, this was recommended to me as the traditional example of Chenin Blanc so decided to up the ante a bit and go for it.

Straw color. Champagne mangoes, slight thyme, orange blossom, and subtle jasmine.

Well-balanced. Simple in its structure, but being a writer I know when something seems simple, it takes a great amount of precision to achieve that nonchalant exceptionalism. Graceful, may be a better word.

Brioche, honeyed pecans, and a bit of tropical fruit and stone fruit. Light to medium acidity. It’s pleasant. Like laying in a hammock on a Monday night.
— 7 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Awesome. Secret to USQ wines is their case discount is a whopping 20%. I only shop there when there are a few things I want to stock up on.

François Pinon

Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Elegant champagne alternative—at a tasty price. Nose is wonderfully fresh and teases an understated but complex palate, giving green apple, honey, ginger, wet stones, white flowers and a little fresh mushroom. — 8 days ago

Neil, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Domaine Philippe Tessier

Cheverny Rosé Pinot Noir Gamay 2019

Beautiful Loire rose’ from a stalwart - 50/50 Pinot and Gamay. Equally acidic and creamy. Lightly meloned - orange cantaloupe, wild strawberries and raspberries. — 9 days ago

Douglas, Alex and 22 others liked this

M. Bonnamy

Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé

It is Saturday night and I have opened the Maurice Bonnamy Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut. A blend of 100% Cabernet Franc grapes from south of Saumur.

On the nose there I find strawberry, raspberry, tart cherry, minerality and some yeasty qualities.

On the palate there are notes of strawberry, raspberry, tart cherry, bell pepper, yeast and food minerals.

This sparkling wine has a beautiful salmon pink color with a constant fine bead that is medium bodied with high acidity and a long fresh, crisp, clean finish. Continued good health and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 9 days ago

Jason, Aaron and 15 others liked this

Domaine le Peu de la Moriette

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Jean-Claude Pichot’s family is one of the oldest in Vouvray, with origins dating back to 1739. 100% Chenin Blanc, with aromas of fresh tropical fruits, blossom and honey nuts. On the palate peach, pineapple and melon with lime citrus, vivid acidity, good balance with a touch of sweetness on the medium finish. Nice! — 2 days ago

Paul, Alex and 4 others liked this

Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin

Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2016

Ripe Apple on the nose and applesauce on the palate. Notes of chamomile and beeswax. Really enjoyable wine with or without food. — 2 days ago

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Domaine du Bel Air

Jour de Soif Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2019

Crunchy red berries and black cherries, roses on their stems, herbs, black pepper. Very easy to drink. — a day ago

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Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Monopole Clos de Mosny Montlouis Sur Loire Chenin Blanc 2016

White rose, a hint of petrol, white peach, quince and honeysuckle on the nose. Ethereal and silky concentration on the palate. Precise with an almost effortless complexity, and acidity that’s perfectly in balance. Amazing wine. — 15 days ago

Brendan, Michael and 44 others liked this
Mario Vaillancourt

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@Josh Morgenthau You can also try the other “cuvées”, all great too: Hauts de Huisseau, Venise and Clos Michet.
Andrew Schirmer

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So agree about chenin
Peter van den Besselaar

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👍😉 it is good to practice adventurous tasting, Chenin and Riesling are fine to ‘come home’

Chateau Langolis

Brut Rosé

John Howard
9.2

Wow! So well balanced with a beautiful nose. Incredible value. — 2 days ago

Casey, Mike and 12 others liked this

Dandi

Vogelzang Vineyard Mourvedre 2019

Side project of Liquid Farm, still very young/ reductive on the nose (needs time or decanting. Pallet super fresh and juicy! — 14 days ago

Daniel, David and 1 other liked this