The 1,000 year-old Château de Goulaine in the Loire Valley, reputed to be France’s and one of Europe’s oldest wine producing estates, has been put up for sale.
Loire Valley Wines has released an infographic encouraging people to drink Muscadet – a wine Jancis Robinson has said we should all be drinking.
Will Lyons recommends a sparkler with “finesse and elegance”, while Laurie Daniel reveals “one of the best domestic rosés” he’s tasted this year.
Muscadet’s producers are hoping to raise the region’s profile with a new classed growth system, which includes a newly sophisticated layer.
Producers in Muscadet are lauding the 2012 vintage but are in dire need of a healthy crop this year.
It was sun, wine, sea food and unlikely lodgings when the drinks business was lucky enough to be invited to Muscadet on a recent press trip by Inter Loire.
In recommending wines from Italy Jon Bonné picks a wine that “shows the best of Etna’s style” while Bill St John highlights an “amazing and gorgeous” Amarone.
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