Learn About Jean-Francois Merieau
Based in the tiny village of Saint-Julien-de-Chedon (which doesn"t seem much changed since the 17th century), Jean-Francois"s property stretches to almost 35 hectares planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cot, Pineau d"Aunis, Gamay, and Chardonnay. Many of the vines are quite old including the Pineau d"Aunis which is over 100 years old and the Cot (the youngest of...
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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 Gamay
Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of
Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes
are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of
Burgundy in the
14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay
can also be...
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