On the Road with the Grape Guy

Gold Medal Wines Tasting (Loire Valley)

30 Sep 2022

(April 27, 2022) ... This was titled "Free-Pour Tasting of Medal-Winning Wines From The Loire Valley Wine Competition"; it was the first mass tasting of the event and it was hard to follow in any of the paperwork given (thankfully the only tasting during the event that suffered from this problem). I tasted lots of wine, but very few I could find in the handout. Therefore, these are the wines I was able to locate and could score with some knowledge of what I was tasting; here I used a new simplified rating system: Good / Good+ (which I continued to use for much of the event going forward).


Whites Wines ...

Orchidées Maison De Vins 2020 Domaine Des Hardières "Les Petits Gars" - Anjou ... Good+
Joel Delaunay Sarl 2021 Thierry Delaunay - Touraine ... Good+
Domaine De La Renaudie 2021 Domaine De La Renaudie - Touraine ... Good+
Scea De La Ragotiere 2021 Domaine Petit Chateau (Chardonnay) - Val De Loire Chardonnay … Good
Earl Boumard Jacky 2021 Sauvignon Blanc - Val De Loire ... Good
Earl Le Moulin De La Touche 2021 Le Moulin De La Touche (Sauvignon Gris) - Val De Loire ... Good
Patrick Baudouin 2019 Savennieres Bellevue - Savennieres ... Good
La Seigneurie 2020 Les Pentes - Saumur ... Good


Sparklng Wines ...

Domaine Delaunay 2019 Domaine Delaunay (Blanc) - Cremant De Loire Brut ... Good
Scea Catherine Nolot NV Domaine De L'ete (Blanc) - Cremant De Loire Brut ... Good
Sas Bouvet-Ladubay NV Bouvet Excellence (Rose) - Cremant De Loire Brut ... Good
Sas Lacheteau NV Chateau De Montgueret (Blanc) - Saumur Mousseux Brut ... Good


Red Wines ...

Jean-Martin Dutour 2020 Domaine De La Perriere Vieilles Vignes - Chinon Rouge ... Good+
Earl Demois 2020 Domaine De La Grange Billard Vieille Vigne - Chinon Rouge ... Good
Wilfrid Rousse 2019 Les Puys - Chinon Rouge ... Good +
Orchidées Maison De Vins 2019 Domaine Des Hardières "Les Etendards" - Anjou-Villages ... Good
Scea Branchereau - Domaine Des Forges 2020 Les 3c - Anjou-Villages ... Good +
Domaine Dittière 2019 Clos De La Grouas - Anjou-Villages Brissac ... Good
Scea Michaud-Beaufort 2021 Gamay - Touraine ... Good

 

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