This Domaine is run be Anne-Sophie Penet, the 5th generation of her family to do so, and her husband, Frederic Meurgey (whose familial and vinous origins lie in Burgundy) their vineyards are located on the favoured argilo-sableux soils of the l’Oisly plateau, bordered on the south by the Cher River, and to the north by the Loire. Their wines are longtime favourites of ours; the Touraine Sauvignon in particular is deservedly one of our bestsellers, easily bucking the inclination the variety possesses when grown in the vast central Loire region to yield fruit which is somewhat lean, unripe and sharp. In fact it sits extremely comfortably beside our offerings from Sancerre and Pouilly, with its excellent ripeness, definition and surprising class. The Cremant de Loire comprises Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Sparkling Rosé is crafted from the native Loire grape Pineau d’Aunis. Both wines are raised by the Methode Traditionelle, the second fermentation in bottle. They are fine moussed, with aromas of biscuits and citrus, finely balanced and graceful, markedly better than many a Champagne, well presented, and at the price represents an easy choice for any kind of gathering where budgets need to remain contained. All three wines represent consummate value.
CHÂTEAU DE LA PRESLE, Oisly
|2019||SAUVIGNON DE TOURAINE||12.95||12.50|
|NV||CRÉMANT DE LOIRE||18.95||17.95|
|NV||MÉTHODE TRADITIONELLE Rosé||17.95||17.00|