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Loire Valley

Loire Valley

The Loire is a hugely diverse and beautiful region with numerous appellations along France’s longest river. These include famous names such as Muscadet, Touraine, Vouvray and Sancerre for whites, Bourgueil and Chinon for reds. The wine is made in a variety of styles – red, white and rose as well as dry, sweet and sparkling. Typically, the wines are high in acidity because of its cool, northern position. White varieties to look out for are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadet while the lesser-known reds include Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay. (Financial Times)

Le Mont

Winery: Le Mont
Region: Loire Valley
Sub-region: Sancerre


Grape variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Soil : mainly limestone but also silica

Vinification: Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated tanks

Terroir: In tank on fine lees

Colour: Pale yellow colour with green tints

Nose: Fruity nose. Mainly vegetal aromas such as boxwood and blackcurrant bud evolving
towards floral scents (acacia)

Palate: The frank attack evolves to a rich and round mouth