Merchant Picks By Region

Merchant's Pick by region: Loire

  1. Sancerre Showstopper!
    March 08, 2019

    Nothing says Spring like Sancerre!

    In twelve short days, when the birds are chirping and the trees blooming, you will want one wine in your glass, the 2017 Domaine du Nozay Sancerre.

    A Sancerre Showstopper!

    Just outside the town of Sainte-Gemme in the northernmost...

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  2. Savory Sauvignon Blanc for Autumn and Beyond!
    September 28, 2018

    We often tout the wines of Sancerre. Today, however, we are going to delight you with a wine from the opposite side of the Loire Valley, the 2015 Ladoucette, Pouilly-Fumé.

    Sancerre may be the most recognized of the two Sauvignon Blanc growing regions. But, the more dynamic of the two...

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  3. Sumptuous Summer Sancerre!
    July 23, 2018

    Nothing says Summer like Sancerre!

    With its refreshing lemon and lime notes, we can think of few Sancerres that match the quality of Gerard Boulay's "Chavignol" Sancerre.

    What is it about the Chavignol subregion of Sancerre that warrants highlighting?

    Perched on the...

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  4. Our Favorite Rosé Of The Season!
    July 06, 2018

    This season it was easy. The 2017 Francois Crochet Sancerre Rosé was on our short list favorites...that is, until we tasted it again mid-season. On that second tasting, it jumped to the top as the most complex of the vintage!

    A short maceration on the skins allows for a beautiful...

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  5. So Good We Have It In 375ml Too!
    June 20, 2018

    This is not just any Sancerre; it is a Sancerre from the prestigious "Chavignol" village - often referred to as the Grand Cru of Sancerre.

    Sauvignon Blanc from this region of France expresses itself like no other.

    This crisp Sancerre hits your palate with a zesty punch of lime...

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