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.
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