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Loving the Loire

  • Wine Sentience 104 Vivian Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

The Loire Valley can evoke a wide array of images: To romantic travelers, visions of elegant Châteaux perched along the river are conjured; divided companies may argue whether the wines are amongst the most prestigious or the most insipid, while others regard the region as the harbinger of natural wine. The region is one of immense history and modern contradictions; all of which are evidenced in the wines of the current day. These are wines that can reflect generations of tutelage to protect traditions or, in some areas, an unmitigated spirit of revolution.

On Monday, the 4th of March, come join our resident natural wine sommelier, Caitlin Perlman as we will delve into the Loire and its sub-regions through the lens of the growers who have pioneered change and those following in their footsteps. The wines being tasted will cover an array of styles, personalities and philosophies including those from the soulful school of Clos Rougeard in Saumur, the duelling appellations of Vouvray/Montlouis, and of course, the charge towards natural winemaking.

Loving the Loire
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Later Event: March 23