Tag Archives: Loire Valley

Chenin Blanc “Triple Zéro” Jacky Blot, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, Montlouis, Loire NV

I’ve wrestled with sugar before. No, not in that way. Grow up. I’ve introduced a dry Lambrusco, a dry rosé, a few dessert wines and fought to keep yeasts converting sugar with my own wines. This week, a wine that … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc, Raffault “Les Galuches”, Chinon, France 2009

Cabernet franc: the parent you wished you had. Not to be confused with its bombastic child, cabernet sauvignon (born from pollen swapping with sauvignon blanc). The cabs do share similarities: strong tannins, notes of cassis, berry, pepper and herbs. Yet … Continue reading

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