2014 Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvée Silex

2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc

2015 Domaine Beausejour Touraine Les Grenettes

2014 Domaine de la Louvetrie (Landron & Fils) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie

 

 

This is based on samples provided by the wineries or an organization representing them.

 

 

 

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Here are the wines included in this post:

 

 

 

2014 Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvée Silex – SRP $22

This was a reviewer sample supplied by Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines.  I don’t know the exact suggested retail price but the average price among major online vendors is $22.

 

The wine is a bright straw yellow color.  The sensuous nose has white peach, lemon zest, orange blossoms, white pepper, lime zest and tart green apples.  This has medium body with very good acidity.  This has tart lemons, orange blossoms and green apples on the front end of the palate with white peach and white pepper coming through later.  The finish has great lemon and lime citrus that forces you to grab another sip.  This will be outstanding with a seafood dish with a cream or cheese sauce.  Very nice!  This has 12.5% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork.  (91 pts)

2014 Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvée Silex

2014 Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvée Silex

 

 

 

2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou – SRP $11

This was a reviewer sample supplied by Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines.  I don’t know the exact suggested retail price but the average price among major online vendors is $11.

 

This Loire Valley wine is a blend of 70% Grolleau, 20% Gamay and 10% Cabernet Franc.  The wine is a light pink salmon color.  The fresh and fruity nose has strawberries, cherries, subtle underbrush, white pepper and orange zest.  This has medium body with nice acidity and is just off-dry.  On the palate tart red fruit and orange zest lead the way with a hint of white pepper coming through in the background.  The finish has good length with sweet fruit hanging on.  This off-dry rosé is easy to sip on its own or with a spicy dish.  This has 10.5% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with a twist off cap.  (88 pts)

2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou

2015 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

 

 

 

2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc – SRP $26

This was a reviewer sample supplied by Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines.  I don’t know the exact suggested retail price but the average price among major online vendors is $26.

 

The wine is a light yellow color with a slight green tint.  The intriguing nose has pears, roasted nuts, lemon zest, chalky minerals, smoke, white peach and thyme.  This seems totally dry, has medium body and great acidity.  On the palate pears, minerals and roasted nuts quickly jump out with white peach and lemon zest coming in later.  The finish has great length with more lemon, minerals and a touch of thyme.  This is very tasty and gets better as it warms a touch and gets some air.  A fantastic example of a Loire Chenin Blanc.  This has 13.0% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with a natural cork.  (93 pts)

2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc

2014 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc

 

 

 

2015 Domaine Beausejour Touraine Les Grenettes – SRP $13

This was a reviewer sample supplied by Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines.  I don’t know the exact suggested retail price but the average price among major online vendors is $13.

 

The wine is a light, pale yellow color.  The exuberant nose is full of green apples, lemon zest, orange blossoms, white peach, lemongrass, stony minerals and a hint of roasted nuts.  On the palate tart apples, lemon zest and minerals dominate the front end with a roasted nut note coming through later.  The finish has nice length with tart apples and mouthwatering lemon carrying the load.  Not a lot of complexity but that doesn’t stop it from tasting delicious.  This is Spring in a glass.  This has 12.5% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with an agglomerated cork. (90 pts)

2015 Domaine Beausejour Touraine Les Grenettes

2015 Domaine Beausejour Touraine Les Grenettes

 

 

 

2014 Domaine de la Louvetrie (Landron & Fils) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie – SRP $20

This was a reviewer sample supplied by Sopexa c/o Loire Valley Wines.  I don’t know the exact suggested retail price but the average price among major online vendors is $20.

 

This wine is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape.

 

This is a light yellow color with a slight green tint.  The clean and fresh nose has pears, white peach, sea breeze, lemon zest, crushed stones and fresh leafy herbs.  This has medium body with crisp acidity.  On the palate pears, lemon zest and minerals quickly grab control with white peach coming in later.  The finish has very nice length with a pleasant herbal note entering the picture.  This is a perfect wine with a light meal on a sunny day or to serve as an aperitif.  Very tasty!  This has 12.0% alcohol and the bottle is sealed with a twist off closure.  (90 pts)

2014 Domaine de la Louvetrie (Landron & Fils) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie

2014 Domaine de la Louvetrie (Landron & Fils) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie

 

 

 

Conclusion

All of these wine would be a welcome addition to your dinner table any time of the year but especially on a sunny day on the deck or patio.

 

 

 

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Notes – I use the “official” Cellar Tracker name for the wines.  I use Cellar Tracker to help manage and organize my cellar.  I highly recommend checking it out at www.cellartracker.com.  Loading you existing cellar is a lot less intimidating than it would first appear.  There is a good chance 99% of your wine is already in the system, so you generally only need to enter part of the wine’s name and the system will find it for you.

 

 

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