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
96 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Bretaudeau Jean-Yves 2022 PDF icon Download
96 ANJOU Château De La Roulerie 2022 PDF icon Download
96 TOURAINE CHENONCEAUX Château de Quinçay 2022 Chenonceaux PDF icon Download
96 TOURAINE Domaine De La Rochette 2022 Sauvignon PDF icon Download
96 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE «CRUS COMMUNAUX» Domaine Haute Févrie 2018 Cru Château Thébaud - Côteaux De L'Ebaupin PDF icon Download
96 JASNIERES Sarl Vins Gigou 2019 Clos Saint Jacques PDF icon Download
96 TOURAINE Vins Beaujardin 2022 Salamandre PDF icon Download
96 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Vignoble Ollivier-Cottenceau 2022 Domaine de l'Olivier PDF icon Download
96 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE «CRUS COMMUNAUX» Michel Delhommeau 2018 Cru Monnières Saint-Fiacre PDF icon Download
95 SAUMUR Alliance Loire 2022 Louis Roche PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE Earl Paris-Simoneau 2022 Oiso PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE CHENONCEAUX Davault Christophe 2021 Chenonceaux PDF icon Download
95 TOURAINE Château De Vallagon 2022 PDF icon Download
95 VOUVRAY Florian Le Capitaine 2021 Les Aumônes PDF icon Download
95 SAUMUR Domaine Des Hauts Sentiers 2022 PDF icon Download

Red wines


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

Score Appellation Producer Vintage Cuvée Info
94 ANJOU VILLAGES Château La Varière 2018 Vieilles Vignes PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Clothilde Pain 2020 Secrets d'Alcôve PDF icon Download
93 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL Scea Estelle & Rodolphe Cognard 2018 Les Malgagnes PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Domaine De La Commanderie 2020 Renaissance PDF icon Download
93 SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY Domaine De Rocheville 2018 Le Roi PDF icon Download
93 CHINON Clothilde Pain 2021 Robe Rouge PDF icon Download
92 CHINON Angélique Léon 2021 PDF icon Download
91 SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL Scea Estelle & Rodolphe Cognard 2021 Cuvée Estelle PDF icon Download
91 SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY Alliance Loire 2019 Domaine Des Ruettes PDF icon Download
90 TOURAINE Vins Et Vallons 2019 Malbec PDF icon Download
90 SAUMUR 2022 PDF icon Download
90 SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY 2021 Les Villaises PDF icon Download
90 CHINON Angélique Léon 2020 Clos De Danzay 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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