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Loire Profiles: Central Vineyards

Adèle Rouzé

A profile of Adèle Rouzé, presented in three parts. Here in part one I present an outline of the estate. ...

Alain Cailbourdin

A profile of Alain Cailbourdin, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of the domaine, ...

Alexandre Bain

A profile of Alexandre Bain, a young vigneron established in Bois-Fleury since 2007, presented in three parts. Here in part ...

Alphonse Mellot

A profile of Alphonse Mellot, a leading biodynamic domaine in Sancerre, presented in six instalments. In part one I examine ...

Catherine et Michel Langlois

A profile of Catherine et Michel Langlois, in the Coteaux du Giennois, presented in three parts. Here in part one ...

Château de Tracy

A five-page profile of Château de Tracy, a domaine renowned within the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. Here in part one I introduce ...

Claude Lafond

A profile of Claude Lafond, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the story of this ...

Claude Riffault

A profile of Claude Riffault, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's brief history, ...

Clos la Néore

A profile of Clos la Néore, home to Anne Vatan, presented in four parts. Here in part one I arrive ...

Daniel Crochet

A profile of Daniel Crochet, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine and Daniel's time ...

Denis Jamain

A profile of Denis Jamain, of Domaine de Reuilly, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the ...

Didier Dagueneau

A profile of Didier Dagueneau, the man, the domaine and his wines, in five parts. Here in part one I ...

Domaine de Ladoucette

A profile of Domaine de Ladoucette, a famous Pouilly-Fumé estate, presented in five parts. Here in part one I recall ...

Domaine de Villargeau

A profile of Domaine de Villargeau, presented in three parts. Here in part one I explore the history of this ...

Domaine Delaporte

A profile of Domaine Delaporte, presented in five parts. Here in part one I meet Matthieu Delaporte, and explore the ...

Domaine Fouassier

A profile of Domaine Fouassier, in five instalments. In part one I exploire the origins and early hostory of the ...

Domaine Laporte

A profile of Domaine Laporte, a Sancerre domaine run by Henri Bourgeois, presented in four parts. Here in part one ...

Domaine Lecomte

A profile of Domaine Lecomte, presented in three parts. Here in part one I present a brief history of the ...

Domaine Masson-Blondelet

A profile of Domaine Masson-Blondelet, in four parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of the domaine, ...

Domaine Pellé

A profile of Domaine Pellé in Menetou-Salon, in four instalments. Here in part one I look at the origins of ...

Domaine Philippe Gilbert

A three-part profile of Domaine Philippe Gilbert, today one of the top domaines in Menetou-Salon. I profile Philippe, his vines, ...

Domaine Roux

A profile of Domaine Roux, in Quincy, presented in three parts. Here in part one I open with a brief ...

Domaine Thomas-Labaille

A profile of Domaine Thomas-Labaille, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's history, and the ...

Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

A profile of Domaine Tinel-Blondelet, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of this ...

Domaine Vacheron

A profile of Domaine Vacheron, presented in five parts. Here in part one I describe the origins of the domaine, ...

Francis Blanchet

A profile of Francis Blanchet, in Pouilly-Fumé. Here in part one I provide a brief history for the domaine, and ...

François Cotat

A profile of François Cotat, a top name in Chavignol, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look ...

François Crochet

A profile of François Crochet, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce the domaine, and look to its ...

Gérard Boulay

A profile of Domaine Gérard Boulay, a top grower in Chavignol, in Sancerre. Presented in four parts, here in part ...

Gérard et Pierre Morin

A profile of Gérard et Pierre Morin, presented in four parts. Here in part one I introduce Pierre Morin, and ...

Henri Bourgeois

A five-part profile of Henri Bourgeois, a leading domaine in Chavignol, in Sancerre, and one of the largest Loire negociants ...

Jacques Rouzé

A profile of Jacques Rouzé, a leading domaine in Quincy and Reuilly, presented in three parts. Here in part one, ...

Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk

A profile of Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk, presented in three parts. Here in part one I present the story ...

Jean-Max Roger

A profile of Jean-Max Roger, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history of this ...

Jonathan Pabiot

A profile of Jonathan Pabiot, a young vigneron in Pouilly-Fumé who appears to have revitalised an otherwise unremarkable family domaine. ...

Julien et Clément Raimbault

A profile of Julien et Clément Raimbault, in three parts. Here in part one, how I first heard about this ...

La Tour Saint-Martin

A four-part profile of La Tour Saint-Martin, a leading domaine based in the Menetou-Salon appellation run by Albane and Bertrand ...

Lucien Crochet

A profile of Lucien Crochet, in three parts. Here in part one I provide an account of the domaine's origins ...

Michel Redde

A profile of Michel Redde, a leading Pouilly-Fumé domaine, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Pascal Cotat

A profile of Pascal Cotat, a top name in Chavignol, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look ...

Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy

A profile of Pascal and Nicolas Reverdy, a leading domaine in Sancerre, in three parts. Here in part one I ...

Pascal Jolivet

A profile of Pascal Jolivet, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at how Pascal Jolivet got ...

Pierre Martin

A profile of Pierre Martin, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history of the domaine. ...

Sebastien Riffault

A profile of Sébastien Riffault, presented in three parts. Here in part one I tell how Sébastien prised a few ...

Serge Dagueneau et Filles

A profile of Serge Dagueneau et Filles, in Pouilly-Fumé. Here in part one I provide a history of this domaine. ...

Vignobles Berthier

A three-part profile of Vignobles Berthier, a domaine straddling the Sancerre and Coteaux de Giennois appellations, run by Clément and ...

Vincent Gaudry

A profile of Vincent Gaudry, presented in three parts. Here in part one I explore the domaine's brief history, before ...

Vincent Grall

A profile of Vincent Grall, a garagiste-style vigneron working in the centre of Sancerre, presented in three parts. Here in ...

Vincent Pinard

A profile of Vincent Pinard, one of the leading domaines of Sancerre, in four parts. Here in part one I ...