We visited the winery without the intention of staying the night.... so our review will be slanted accordingly.
We love good red wines and this was recommended by a colleague to go try. Getting there is easy enough and the winery is well marked.
The interior felt a bit too much like a knick knack shop with clutter everywhere. While obviously a working winery, there weren't the traditional personalities we see often expressed: the proud cellar, the working man's table, the wine caves or vault, the posh tasting room...
The staff was very welcoming and pleasant. The family, as most in this business, is well connected in the industry but didn't seem as enthusiastic about the land and the culture of wine making as most. .. it seemed for most purposes just a business. While we all know wine is a big business, when tasting or on a vineyard we like to forget that and drop into the beauty of the setting and flavors.
The wine... we bought some more for the value than the pallette. The 2009 Rouge was delicate and lightly fruity and very well rounded mouth feel. While we bought more wine elsewhere, this was a good value for the price.
NET: There are many vineyards to taste in loire, and we would not rank this amongst the top, but the price value is compelling and the sprawl of the vineyards outside are quite breathtaking on a clear or overcast day. Visit if you are passing by but don't go out of your way.
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