The Loire Valley is certainly France's most diverse wine region, producing world-class wines in every imaginable style. Plus, the hidden gems of the Loire Valley remain some of the best wine values in all of France. With its racy whites, refreshing rosés, and lithe reds, it is simply no wonder why we turn to this bountiful region for all our wine needs as summer transitions to fall.
Some of our favorite Loire wines have to be the many shades of Sauvignon Blanc that hail from such regions as Quincy, Menetou-Salon, Pouilly-Fumé, and of course Sancerre. What binds these disparate iterations of the famous white grape is their moderate alcohol content, crisp acidity, and thirst-slaking minerality—all characteristics that just so happen to make them absolutely ideal food wines. In these and all other Loire wines, there is a pure expression of varietal and terroir unmasked by oak, all at an excellent value.