Loire Buyers' Selection

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Discover the best Loire Valley wines with the USA Buyers' Selection

 

The 3rd edition of the Loire Buyers’ Selection brought together 10 American wine professionals on May 24th, from across the USA to blind taste and rate 173 wines from the Loire Valley. They evaluated these wines based on their taste, quality, and uniqueness.

Explore the wines rated over 90 in the five categories below.

 

All wines are available in the USA, in at least one state.

White wines


From Sauvignon Blanc, through Chenin, to Melon de Bourgogne: Discover the pros’ favorite white wines from the Loire Valley

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
94 GROS PLANT DU PAYS NANTAIS Huteau Boulanger 2022 La Muse PDF icon Download
93 GROS PLANT DU PAYS NANTAIS Domaine Raphaël Luneau 2022 PDF icon Download
98 TOURAINE Château De Quinçay 2022 PDF icon Download
91 TOURAINE Raphael Midoir 2022 Sauvignon PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE Château De Vallagon 2022 PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE Les Lunelus 2022 PDF icon Download
94 TOURAINE Domaine Des Pierrettes 2022 SensS PDF icon Download
92 TOURAINE Domaine Des Pierrettes 2021 Temporel PDF icon Download
96 TOURAINE Domaine De La Rochette 2022 Sauvignon PDF icon Download
96 TOURAINE Vins Beaujardin 2022 Salamandre PDF icon Download
91 TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay 2022 La Vignette Sauvignon PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE Earl Paris-Simoneau 2022 Oiso PDF icon Download
95 VOUVRAY Florian Le Capitaine 2021 Les Aumônes PDF icon Download
90 VOUVRAY Domaine Le Capitaine 2022 Les Perrieres PDF icon Download
97 VOUVRAY Domaine De La Chataigneraie 2021 Argilex PDF icon Download

Red wines


Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Pinot noir, Côt…: chose your favorite grape

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
93 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL Scea Estelle & Rodolphe Cognard 2018 Les Malgagnes PDF icon Download
91 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL Scea Estelle & Rodolphe Cognard 2021 Cuvée Estelle PDF icon Download
99 TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay 2022 La Vignette Gamay PDF icon Download
98 TOURAINE Domaine De La Rochette 2022 Gamay PDF icon Download
97 TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay 2022 Le Grand Ballon Selection Gamay PDF icon Download
94 TOURAINE Raphael Midoir 2022 Jean PDF icon Download
90 TOURAINE Vins Et Vallons 2019 Malbec PDF icon Download
90 CHINON Angélique Léon 2020 Clos De Danzay PDF icon Download
98 CHINON Domaine Des Béguineries 2018 Réserve De Satis PDF icon Download
95 CHINON Domaine Hérault 2021 Vieilles Vignes PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Clothilde Pain 2021 Robe Rouge PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Clothilde Pain 2020 Secrets d'Alcôve PDF icon Download
94 CHINON Domaine Gouron 2021 La Croix De Bois PDF icon Download
94 CHINON Domaine Hérault 2018 La Pointevinière PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Domaine De La Commanderie 2020 Renaissance PDF icon Download

Rosé wines


The best rosé all day with Loire Valley

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
90 ROSE DE LOIRE Domaine Paul Buisse 2022 PDF icon Download
90 TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay 2022 Le Manoir Rosé PDF icon Download

Sparkling wines


Taste the best of the Loire Valley sparkling wines

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
98 CREMANT DE LOIRE Diamant De Loire Rose PDF icon Download
97 CREMANT DE LOIRE Alliance Loire Philippe De Valois PDF icon Download
97 CREMANT DE LOIRE Bouvet Ladubay Bouvet Excellence Gold Brut PDF icon Download
93 CREMANT DE LOIRE Alliance Loire Philippe De Valois PDF icon Download
93 CREMANT DE LOIRE Domaine Des Trottières La Pierre Couverte PDF icon Download
96 CREMANT DE LOIRE Château de Mauny 2019 Brut PDF icon Download
95 CREMANT DE LOIRE Diamant De Loire Brut PDF icon Download
91 CREMANT DE LOIRE Domaine Amirault Armantine PDF icon Download
90 VOUVRAY Château De Valmer Brut PDF icon Download
93 VOUVRAY Bernard Fouquet Brut Fines Bulles PDF icon Download
91 VOUVRAY Domaine De La Robinière Vincent Raimbault Brut PDF icon Download
93 SAUMUR La Croix Des Loges Eden PDF icon Download
92 SAUMUR Bouvet Ladubay Bouvet Trésor Saumur Rosé Brut PDF icon Download
90 SAUMUR Bouvet Ladubay 2019 Bouvet Trésor Saumur Brut PDF icon Download
90 SAUMUR Domaine Matignon 2019 Saumur Brut PDF icon Download

Download the results

Where can I taste the wines ?

 

Taste the wines on our Bloom Big! Tour across the US – open to Trade professionals only.

 

  • Bloom Big! New York, June 27th 2023 at Flatiron retail store
  • Bloom Big! Los Angeles, July 18th 2023 at Catch LA
  • Bloom Big! TexSom, August 27-29th 2023
  • Bloom Big! SommCon, September 10-12th 2023
  • Bloom Big! Boston, September 18th 2023 at Contessa
     
  • Anytime: at your favorite wine shop: look out for the “Buyers’ Selection” sticker on the Loire bottles

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Meet the jury

 

Bruno Almeida  

JIM SLIGH

SOMMELIER & CREATOR OF CHILDREN’S ATLAS OF WINE

Bruno Almeida  

BRUNO ALMEIDA

SOMMELIER & WINE EDUCATOR

Tonya Pitts  

TONYA PITTS

WINE DIRECTOR, ONE MARKET RESTAURANT & BAR

Marquita Levy  

MARQUITA LEVY

SALES REPRESENTATIVE, VOLCANIC SELECTIONS

Nadine Brown  

NADINE BROWN

SOMMELIER & FOUNDER, AT YOUR SERVICE

 

JEFF HARDING

BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, WAVERLY INN & GARDEN

 

ZWANN GRAYS

WINE DIRECTOR, OLMSTED NYC | MAISON YAKI

Jhonel Faelnar  

JHONEL FAELNAR

WINE DIRECTOR, ATOMIX & ATOBOY

Rachel Lowe  

RACHAEL LOWE

BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, LEVY RESTAURANTS

Arthur Hon  

ARTHUR HON

BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, THE MODERN

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