Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 14 August 2011

2010 Loire Sauvignon Blanc Ambassadors: Vignoble des Vendeignes

Last night we tried another 2010 Loire Sauvignon Blanc Ambassador – Vignoble des Vendeignes. This estate, which is based in Oisly, is new to me. It is, however, well established as it has been passed down through the generations since 1885. It is run by Thierry and Caroline Chaumais. They have 13.80 hectares of vines mainly planted with Sauvignon Blanc. In addition they also have some Pineau d'Aunis, Chenin, Gamay, Cabernet and Côt. 

Their 2010 is agreeably crisp, fresh and lemony with delicate gooseberry aromas. It passes the CRM acidity test – approved as not too sharp.    

13 Route de Feings, 41700 Oisly. Tel:

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