Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin

“Pierre Luneau-Papin’s family has been growing Melon around Le Landreau for two centuries. Nowadays, 45 hectares split into some dozen principal parcels are farmed in that commune as well as those of La Chapelle Heulin and Vallet. Pierre’s son Pierre-Marie officially took over in 2011 after six years’ employment at the estate (before which he […]

Domaine Masson-Blondelet

“One of the best Pouilly Domaines.” – Clive Coates, MW, “An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France” (2000) Domaine Masson-Blondelet is run by Jean-Michel Masson, his wife Michelle (née Blondelet) and their children Pierre-François and Melanie. The Domaine is 18 hectares in size, planted on the best sites in the heart of the appellation. […]

Domaine Henry Pellé

Menetou-Salon lies about 30 kilometres southwest of Sancerre, at the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is a surprising fact that the wines are less well-known than those of Sancerre (the “little sister”) given that they are often equal in quality. The whites are made from Sauvignon Blanc, the reds and rosés from Pinot […]

Domaine Vacheron

“Certified as a biodynamic wine producer for ten years now, Domaine Vacheron is surely one of the highlights in the Sancerrois. Lead by Jean-Dominique and his cousin Jean-Laurent, the family domaine produces a range of different single vineyard Sancerres in white, red and pink that reflects not just the rich variety of the terroirs in […]

Domaine des Baumard

“Tucked away in the village of Rochefort-sur-Loire, just south of the town of Savennieres is Domaine des Baumard. The property has been in the Baumard family since 1634, but was revitalized by Jean Baumard in the mid-1950s. Now managed by Jean’s son Florent, the Domaine is considered one of the top producers in the Loire […]

Domaine Huet

The Vouvray wine region lies six miles to the east of Tours on the right bank of the Loire River. A deep layer of chalk known as tuffeau forms the subsoil for the plateau, with layers of clay and gravel above. Vouvray wines develop remarkable character from this chalk, as well as from the moderate […]