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
90 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Vignobles Gunther Chereau 2020 Château Du Coing De Saint-Fiacre PDF icon Download
90 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Vignobles Gunther Chereau 2020 Château De La Gravelle PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE CHENONCEAUX Davault Christophe 2021 Chenonceaux PDF icon Download
98 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Domaine Haute Févrie 2021 Les Gras Moutons PDF icon Download
95 VOUVRAY Florian Le Capitaine 2021 Les Aumônes PDF icon Download
90 TOURAINE CHENONCEAUX Domaine De La Renaudie 2021 Chenonceaux PDF icon Download
98 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Domaine Martin 2021 Le Per Son Pain PDF icon Download
95 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE La Mariniere 2021 PDF icon Download
98 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Domaine Martin 2021 Ocean PDF icon Download
95 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Vignobles Gunther Chereau 2021 Domaine De La Bournaire PDF icon Download
97 VOUVRAY Domaine De La Chataigneraie 2021 Argilex PDF icon Download
92 TOURAINE Domaine Des Pierrettes 2021 Temporel PDF icon Download
97 VOUVRAY Clos du Gaimont 2021 PDF icon Download
98 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Paul Buisse 2021 PDF icon Download
92 TOURAINE OISLY Raphael Midoir 2021 Touraine Oisly PDF icon Download

Red wines


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

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
90 SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY 2021 Les Villaises PDF icon Download
95 CHINON Domaine Hérault 2021 Vieilles Vignes PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Clothilde Pain 2021 Robe Rouge PDF icon Download
95 ANJOU Moulin de Chauvigné 2021 Intemporelles PDF icon Download
94 CHINON Domaine Gouron 2021 La Croix De Bois PDF icon Download
91 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL Scea Estelle & Rodolphe Cognard 2021 Cuvée Estelle PDF icon Download
94 TOURAINE Raphael Midoir 2022 Jean PDF icon Download
90 SAUMUR 2022 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
95 LOIRE VALLEY GPIs Rethoré Davy 2022 Les Parcelles Pinot Noir PDF icon Download
95 LOIRE VALLEY GPIs Vignoble Cogné 2022 Pinot Noir PDF icon Download
97 TOURAINE Thierry Delaunay 2022 Le Grand Ballon Selection Gamay 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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