Sunday, 31 July 2016
A few recently enjoyed Loires – Forez, Savennières, Chinon, Vouvray
2010 Savennières, Domaine du Petit Métris,
Joseph Renou et Fils
Lovely richly textured Savennières from Joseph Renou et Fils, a 30-hectare domaine based in Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné. 2010 is a wonderfully well balanced vintage. From Byrnes of Clitheroe £12.99.
2011 Baronnie Madeleine, Chinon, Couly-Dutheil
Rich and powerful – 14.5%
no alcohol burn but plenty of concentration
but a little OTT?
From one of Chinon largest and leading producers
Byrnes of Clitheroe £11.59
2013 Les Grives Soûles, Vouvray, Domaine Perrault-Jadaud
Very precise, crisp, quite austere still young Vouvray Sec from very promising young estate – Domaine Perrault-Jadaud. Here is a previous post on Jim's Loire on the domaine.
2015 La Volcanique, Côtes du Forez, Cave Verdier - Logel
Juicy and very attractive young 2015 Gamay from Odile Verdier and Jacky Logel (Cave Verdier-Logel) in the Côtes de Forez – the appellation just to the north of Saint-Etienne and the most southernly of the Loire. Cave Verdier-Logel is a now long established – since 1992 when almost all the production came from the Cave Co-opérative. Odile and Jacky were pioneers.
I enjoyed this at the RSJ Restaurant with Tom King when Jérôme Billard (Domaine de la Noblaie, Chinon) was over in London.