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 Domaine Jacky Marteau -- Touraine

LOIRE VALLEY

Cave de La Loire
Founded in 1951, Cave de la Loire (also known as Loire Properties) is a co-op that has become a key player in Loire Valley wines. 160 wineries with more than 1,400 hectares entrust their harvest to them. Their expertise has been developed by linking tradition and modern technology.  Loire Properties offers a selection of wines from the Pays Nantais (on the western end of the Loire Valley) to Sancerre (on the eastern side of the valley).

Albert Besombes
La Colline aux Princes Sancerre
The vineyard is located on the left bank of the Loire over 14 villages from “Sancerrois”. The focus of Sancerre winemakers is usually to express the pure fruit flavors of Sauvignon Blanc and the natural “terroir”. The yields of Sancerre Blanc are limited to a maximum of 60 hectoliters per hectare. Thanks to soils scattered with volcanic stones, white wines from this area are: fine, lively and brimming with fruit.

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Appearance: Gold with bright brilliance and green tints.
Nose: Aromas of “broom blossom” & blackcurrant leaves, often developing later towards citrus and acacia.
Palate: Delightful citrus flavor with floral notes. 
Pairings: It is perfect as an aperitif with all cheeses but especially with "Crottin de Chavignol". It's also delicious with sea food & shellfish as well.

La Colline aux Princes Sancerre - Info Sheet
La Colline aux Princes Sancerre - Shelf Talker

Albert Besombes
La Colline aux Princes Sancerre Rosé
The vineyard is located on the left bank of the Loire over 14 villages from “Sancerrois”. The focus of Sancerre winemakers is usually to express the natural “terroir”. The yields of Sancerre rosé are limited to a maximum of 55 hectoliters per hectare. Thanks to soils scattered with volcanic stones, the wines from this area are fine, lively & brimming with fruit.

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Appearance: salmon-colored
Nose: Intense aromas of raspberry, blackberry & black cherry
Palate:  It has lively acidity, coupled with ample mouth feel, providing balanced freshness and a long elegant finish.
Pairings: A versatile wine, but enjoyed best with seafood dishes, chicken or salads.

La Colline aux Princes Sancerre Rosé - Info Sheet
La Colline aux Princes Sancerre Rosé - Shelf Talker

Les Anges Chardonnay
Introduced in the Loire Valley by monks during the Middle Ages, this continental vine, long known in the Loire under the name of "Auvergnat", originally comes from Burgundy.  It is today a wine which is appreciated worldwide.  Well adapted to the climate of the Loire Valley, this is the finest of the white wines.

Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Viniculture:
Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Appearance: Pale yellow color with golden nuances
Nose: Lightly perfumed, the aromas remind us of roasted almonds, fresh butter, hazelnut, exotic fruits, peach and citrus fruits.
Palate: Subtle, fruity and round flavors that linger for a long time in your mouth.  It is perfect with sea food, grilled fish, smoked salmon, poultry and cheese.

Les Anges Chardonnay - Info Sheet
Les Anges Chardonnay - Shelf Talker

Les Caprices d’Ines Rose d’Anjou
This Rosé d’Anjou awakens the taste buds! It is whimsical and deliciously aromatic with incomparable freshness.

Grapes:  80% de Grolleau / 20% de Gamay
Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Appearance: Light raspberry
Nose: Very expressive nose underlining some aromas of fresh spring fruits.
Palate:  The attack in the mouth is open and aromas already present in the nose develop into a balance between sweetness & freshness with good length in the mouth. 
Pairings: Would be excellent as an appetizer with melon wrapped in smoked ham. This type of soft rosé is also superb with exotic and spicy cuisines.

Les Caprices d'Ines Rosé d'Anjou - Info Sheet
Les Caprices d'Ines Rosé d'Anjou - Shelf Talker

Philippe Deval Crémant de Loire Rosé
Bottled in “Caves de la Loire”, located to the South East of Angers on the slopes of the Aubance in Brissac-Quince.

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
Viniculture: The wine is preserved for several months after the disgorging that occurs at the end of the maturing on horizontal storage.
Alcohol: 11.5% vol.
Appearance: Pale pink, raspberry color
Nose: Nose of small red fruits, crushed strawberries with a final mouth of pineapple.  
Palate: It's fresh & round with a wonderfully acidulous finish.  Enjoy as an aperitif or with desserts.

Philippe Deval Crément de Loire Rosé - Info Sheet
Philippe Deval Crément de Loire Rosé - Shelf Talker


Château de la Bigotière
Located in the heart of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine in Val de Loire, Château de la Bigotiere has been family owned and operated for four generations. Their Muscadet is produced from 40 years old vines.

Château de la Bigotiere Muscadet
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Viniculture: Sur Lie
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Appearance: Pale yellow with light beading in the glass
Nose: light white floral notes
Palate: This drier style Muscadet has fresh light fruits notes with some stony qualities. Hints of lemon citrus.
Awards & Accolade: 2009 Gold Medal Paris

Château de la Bigotiere Muscadet - Info Sheet
Château de la Bigotiere Muscadet - Shelf Talker


Domaine des Herbauges 
Since 1864, the Choblet family has cultivated exclusively the grape vines of the highest quality. Each terroir of Domaine des Herbauges expresses its own subtle nuances, and reveals specific particularities and characteristics of the AOC Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu Sur Lie appellation. Domaine des Herbauges is a signatory of the F.A.R.R.E. Charter, cerfied Integrated Farming (Agriculture Raisonnée), (a new standard High Environmental Value ) and officially "Terra Vitis" in 2013.  

Domaine de Herbauges Muscadet Côte du Granlieu Sur Lie 
Grapes: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Viniculture: Sur Lie
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Appearance: Pale yellow with light sparks
Nose: Light white floral notes
Palate: Rich body with lemon oil as well as lemon and lime citrus, minerals and acidity.
Pairings:  Scallops, swordfish, as well as classically - oysters (not briney), shellfish, or as an aperitif.

Domaine des Herbauges Muscadet Côte du Granlieu Sur Lie - Info Sheet
Domaine des Herbauges Muscadet Cote due Granlieu Sur Lie - Shelf Talker
 

Domaine Jacky Marteau 
From the AOC Touraine, the domaine is, above all, a family estate.  Fourth generation and inherited from their father, Jacky Marteau, Ludivine and Rodolphe, took over the Domaine in 2010. Rodolphe manages the vineyard and the winemaking. Ludivine manages the marketing, paperwork and orders preparation. And "retired" Jacky Marteau assists in the vineyards.

Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Touraine Sauvignon Blanc  
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Viniculture: Sustainable farming practices with the grapes selected from the top parcels
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Light and bright yellow.
Nose: Intense nose citrus aromas enhanced by the suspicion of blackcurrant bud aromas.
Palate: Elegance. Freshness.  Citrus- lemon, lime, pith and spice minerality
Pairings:  Chevre, asparagus, seafood

Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Touraine Sauvignon Blanc-- Info Sheet
Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Tourgain Sauvignon Blanc - Shelf Talker

Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Touraine Gamay  
Grapes: 100% Gamay
Viniculture: Sustainable farming practices with the grapes selected from the top parcels
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Violets shades.
Nose: Bright red fruits and violets
Palate: Ripe red currants and raspberries with silky texture and velvety tannins
Pairings:  Cold sausages, poultry, summer pasta salads, roasted potatoes

Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Touraine Gamay -- Info Sheet
Domaine Jacky Marteau AOP Touraine Gamany - Shelf Talker





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