Green Wines from the Loire, Tremblay, Taille aux Loups, Roches Neuves

From sustainable to biodynamic, here's a trio of Green producers from the Loire.

We start with Domaine du Tremblay 'Quincy' (2009) by Jean Tatin (Domaines Tatin), 100% Sauvignon Blanc, good acidity and floral tones.

Let's move to Domaine de la Taille aux Loups (Jacky Blot) and the Montlouis Sec 'Dix Arpents' (2009), 100% Chenin Blanc, dry, from 50 year old vines.

Next is Domaine Pied de la Butte (also Jacky Blot). We tried his Bourgueil 09 'Pied de la Butte', 100% Cabernet Franc, great expression of the grape.

We get back to whites with Chinon Blanc (2009) by Jean-Maurice Raffault. It is 100% Chenin Blanc, pear and citrus, thank limestone soils for great minerality. Only 500 cases were produced.

Last, Domaine des Roches Neuves, with their Saumur Blanc 08 'Insolite', 100% Chenin Blanc, fresh, straw yellow wine.

Terres Chaudes

From same producer, Saumur Champigny 'Terres Chaudes' (2008) will be great company for Beef with Carrots (a roast) and root vegetables. Great combination on a cold December evening, Cabernet Franc is what it's made from.

One producer is 'biodynamic' (Domaine des Roches Neuves), all the others are 'sustainable',

A quick wine stroll along the Loire for Green Day # 157

Previously: Gigaton Awards, Rewarding Big Steps in Carbon and Greenhouse Gases Emission Reduction

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