Thursday 15th April, 8pm
France's longest river is one destination for travel lovers that never tires. The home of the kings and queens of France, its castles are a showcase for spectacular design and ingenuity. They sit in a landscape of gentle, rolling beauty along the banks of the Loire as it makes it lazy way to the Atlantic. Agriculture is the beating heart of the region, with vegetables and pasture dominating the landscape wherever the vine cannot thrive. From the eastern Loire we taste a classic sauvignon blanc from the chalky hills neighbouring the famous villages of Sancerre and Pouilly, before tasting a textural chenin blanc from Vouvray in the central Loire. In red, we encounter a new arrival from Bourgueil in a classic mould with a nod to Bordeaux in style, but with a distinctive wild edge that could only be from the Loire.
Chevilly 2019, Quincy £16.00
Champalou Sec 2019, Vouvray £18.00
Domaine de la Butte Haut de la Butte 2017, Bourgeuil £23.00