From the Atlantic freshness of a Muscadet-sur-lie to the parfumed minerality of a Sancerre from the inland, the course of the long Loire river is dotted with castles and vineyards.
Melon (known locally as "Muscadet"), Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, these three grapes represent the Loire region. This region can be toured through its grappes and aromas that are extremely linked to the history of France.
Sancerre and its close cousin Pouilly-fumé are both wines with a strong character that can give fruity, full bodied or more flinty wines depending on the terroir. This is explained by the soil composition because they all produced from the same grape : Sauvignon Blanc, also known as Blanc fumé.
Our sélection of Loire wines from Sancerre & Pouilly includes Dagueneau wines and its amous extremely flinty Silex wine; Baron de L; Ladoucette; Majorum; Tracy; Comte Lafond and many others.
There are also some premium red wines in the Loire region, such as the red Sancerre wines made from Pinot Noir grapes. It is important to highlight that white grapes were introduced in Sancerre after the phylloxera epidemy during the vineyard reconstruction. That is why Red Sancerre (and not white) was one of the favourites wines of Kings Henry IV’s and Louis XVI !
There are also some other fresh reds wines to discover in our cellar as the velvety and fruity Saumur-Champigny and Bourgueil made of Cabernet Franc grapes. Feel all the freshness of whites and reds of the Loire Valley in our cellar in Monaco !