Learn About Dom. de la Batardiere
Located in the village of Gorges, 35 miles from where the Loire River meets the Atlantic Ocean. 75 acres of 100% Gros Plant, the vines grow in a light alluvial soil over limestone. Grapes have been grown and wine made in this part of the Loire since the Middle Ages; la Batardière has records of its vineyard leases dating from the 14th century. Property of the Aulanier family since 1767, the buildings and gardens at La Batardière bear a strong Italian influence.
Learn About Loire
It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...
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Learn About Other White Wine
Other White Wine
While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about...
Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain,
Rias Baixas (in Galacia),
this grape is loved by almost
all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is
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