The Loire includes some of the most well known traditional areas of French wines. Balanced, classical styles flourish: from the bone dry Muscadet, medium-dry Chenin of Vouvray, to the subtle, minerally Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume.

Caves de Haut Pitou is a co-operative situated in the heart of the Poitou at the edge of the southern Loire. The cave is working with a great commitment to quality with the help of major financial investments from share-holders such as Georges Duboeuf. All the growers are paid according to ripeness and quality of the harvest helping to ensure that the highest concentration of ripe fruit is attained.

Roger Pabiot is a 4th generation winemaker working from a 21 hectacre Domaine in Tracy sur Loire which includes some 80 year old vines - the average age is 25 years. The varied terrior includes the four different soils of the region: hard limestone, flinty clay, sandy terraces and Kimmeridgian marl - each lending particular characteristics to the final wine.

Haut Pitou Sauvignon Blanc To maintain the purity and freshness of fruit, fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then given a long elevage on its fine lees before bottling enhancing the complexity of its citrus and gooseberry fruit, balanced minerality and good length.

Roger Reverdy Cadet:
Sancerre Domaine des Trois Noyers
is fermented in stainless steel tanks and stylistically is more of a New World style Sauvignon Blanc than traditional Sancerre. Up front aromatic nose of nettles and blackcurrant leaves, the palate is full with crisp citrus acidity and a long balanced finish.

Domaine Roger Pabiot:
Coteau des Girarmes
is a true flinty style of Pouilly Fume. Fine and elegant: a little elderflower bouquet, soft fruit emerges from a light, clean, minerally palate, rounded off with a hint of lime.

Samur is a delightful light red wine made from Cabernet Franc; it has plenty of berried fruit character and is low in tannins and acidity.

Code / Product / Vintage:

White Wines
2605 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 'La Divatte' 2013
2604 Haut Pitou Sauvignon Blanc 2014
13009 Sancerre 'Domaine des Trois Noyers' 2014
13021 Pouilly Fume 'Coteau des Girarmes' 2013

Rosé Wine
2622 Sancerre Rosé 'Domaine des Trois Noyers' 2014

Red Wine
2608 Saumer 'Les Plantagents' 2012

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