Vincent Ricard, Le Vilain P'tit Rouge 2022Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Cot (Malbec)
Vincent Ricard is very much an up and coming producer coming from the Loire Valley. He makes Sauvignon Blanc that will rival any Sancerre, and certainly any ‘Sauvy B’ for under $30. In fact, the property is just west of Sancerre in the Touraine region. While his wines have been gracing the wine lists of Michelin star restaurants for many years, these wines fly far under the radar for the quality of farming behind the fruit.
Francois Chidaine, Touraine Rouge 2021Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cot, Pinot d'Aunis
Francois and Manuéla are a husband and wife operation based in both Montlouis and Vouvray located in the central Loire Valley. In a region that produced bulk wine for years, particularly after WWII, the Chidaine duo brought an emphasis to wines of quality and regenerative farming; they also look to natural winemaking. One of their largest goals is to look to the future, “an effort to save the world.” Chidaine’s household wines are varying styles of Chenin Blanc from dry to off-dry to sparkling. Their inspired lineup includes classic reds and whites from the Loire made into vibrant, juicy styles ranging in price points. Their momentum only continues as they seek to better the world around them.
This red is made into a vibrant style from Cabernet Franc, Cot (Malbec), Pinot d'Aunis. The fruit all comes from their estate vineyards which are biodynamically farmed. The wine is red-fruited and pleasantly peppery.