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Recent Purchases:
Canonica, Carillon, Falkenstein, Lenoir, Mascarello, Rousseau, Wasenhaus & More

There's everything from Huet's 2014 Haut Lieu Franc de Pied Sec to three liters of 2016 Tribut Côte de Léchet.

Rare, Revelatory Loire: 2021 Bernaudeau Vin de France Les Onglés

The first time that I tasted Bernaudeau's Les Onglés, it was a revelation. The wines have a clarity, a deep mineral imprint, and liveliness that are fascinating and straight-up delicious.

Loire Royalty - In Top Form
2019 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos de l'Échelier

The l’Échelier Blanc is always the most incisively mineral of Roches Neuves' whites. Clos de l’Échelier is a 1.8ha clos (a walled vineyard) that has hard limestone soils.

The Loire's Pinnacle:
2015 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

In any given vintage, Roches Neuves produces approximately 50 cases from this clos dating back to the 11th century. For us, this is one of the greatest expressions of Chenin in the world.

Loire Elite, The Smart Buy
2017 Thierry Germain Saumur Blanc Clos du Moulin

In a handful of years, Thierry Germain's Roches Neuves has been catapulted into elite status. They've become fixtures on the lists of 3-Star restaurants in Europe. At this point, it may very well be that their only rival in the Loire is the legendary Clos Rougeard. 

Loire Elite - 50 Cases Produced
2016 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

Clos Romans is a walled vineyard dating back to the 11th century. The wine stands as one of the great expressions of Chenin.