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LOIRE VALLEY CENTRAL EXPERIENCE CASE – £159.00
Your attractive case contains three hand-selected wines from your vineyards (details below). It also includes a membership pack with one year’s membership* to 3D Wines, the latest Riedel Swirl tasting glass, a personal tasting notebook with pen and details about the region, your vineyards and wines. Delivery to a UK mainland address only.

 

LOIRE VALLEY CENTRAL EXPERIENCE PACK - £99.00
This an alternative choice if you don’t want to send a box. This pack can fit though a letterbox and includes one year’s membership* to 3D Wines and details about the area, the vineyards and wines.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Privileged partnership with 3 vineyards
  • Exclusively-produced wines
  • Up to 23% saving on your wines
  • Personal, in-depth tours with your winemaker
  • Member’s wine travel & gourmet events
  • Hotel discounts & booking service
  • Vineyard visit booking service
  • Invitation to our Loire & Sancerre weekends
  • Invitations to member’s UK wine tasting events
  • Access to other exclusively-sourced wines
  • Receive Uncorked! (member’s magazine)

 

What’s more, if you *renew your membership you retain your rights from your previous membership – so basically, if you move to a different region, you can still continue to enjoy your Loire wines and hospitality of your winemakers.

 

*You will be invited to renew your membership at a preferential rate.

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Loire Valley Central Case
Experience Case Contains:
  • 1x Sancerre La Croix de Chambre
  • 1x Saumur-Champigny Les 3 Jean
  • 1x Bourgueil Bretêche
  • 1x Riedel Swirl tasting glass
  • 1x Wine tasting notebook & pen
  • 1x Experience Pack
    • 1 year's membership
    • Membership brochure
    • Illustrated map of your region
    • Information about your vineyards

From: £99

  • International Wine Silver

    Saumur-Champigny Les 3 Jean 2010

  • International Wine Silver

    Bourgueil Bretêche 2008

In 2012, we asked Bertrand Riffault to make us a couple of barrels of oak-aged Sancerre blanc. The name often given to this style of wine is fumé blanc and it’s an excellent alternative to oaked Chardonnay.  The parcel of old vines where the grapes are grown is called Croix de Chambre.  The result is a wine with a powerful, smoky, vanilla infused nose leading to a fresh, spicy palate of citrus and greengage fruit. Try this with smoked trout or eel or chicken in a creamy sauce. Drink within 3 to 4 years of the vintage.

Our exclusive Les 3 Jean is from older Cabernet Franc vines grown on a mix of sand, fine chalk and gravelly soils surrounding the domaine.  It is so-called because father and both sons are called Jean!

Les 3 Jean displays the characteristic Cabernet Franc aromas of blackcurrant and cherry fruit overlaid with violet and warm earth. In the mouth the wine is fresh with good weight of both red and black fruits, a touch of spice and the tell tale herbaceous twist at the end. Can age really well for up to a decade or more.

 

Made from 100% Cabernet Franc from the higher south west facing slopes. The soils are clay and limestone with a touch of ‘Tuffau’ – a soft volcanic rock. The Bretêche is deep in colour with a fresh, sweet fruited nose of dark plum and damson fruit. This follows through on the palate, with a long, rounded and juicy finish. Delicious young, but will age for up to a decade. A good match with spicy sausages or rib of beef.

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