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Update from the Loire Valley

First day in the Loire Valley. Biked from the beautiful village of Amboise (after an amazing patisserie) to the village and AOC of Montlouis-Sur-Loire. Vineyards as far as the eye could see. Many of the wineries here offer tastings through one or more "co-operatives" as many are small. Spent a very enjoyable two hours with Jgan-Christophe (JC for short) whose English coupled with my French made for an enjoyable tasting at La Cave des Vignerons. Our favorites? Hands down two dry Chenin Blancs, one by P. Benoit, the second from the Domaine Masny.

 


 

Vineyards in AOC of Montlouis
Vineyards in AOC of Montlouis

Chenin Blanc grapes
Chenin Blanc grapes

The best of day one tasting!  Both dry (sec) Chenin Blancs and absolutely amazing.
The best of day one tasting! Both dry (sec) Chenin Blancs and absolutely amazing.


 





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