Loïc Mahé, Gourmandise du Gue d’Orger, Savennières, Loire Valley AoC, France, 12.5% abv, 2015, US$20

Straight from Savennières in the Loire Valley comes this precise, biodynamic red wine made of Cabernet Franc by Loïc Mahé.

On the eyes, it’s translucent ruby with a nose of light raspberry and strawberry, with green leaf, schist and earth.  

The palate is dry with juicy acidity, feathered tannins and flavours of red cherry, plum, raspberry and spring leaf in a stoney frame.

WSET Very Good, there’s a slightly unbalanced lighter nose against the deeper palate.  But otherwise, it’s bright, tart and delicious.

We enjoyed it with barbecued smokies and fresh vegetables to herald in summer.

Take a minute to check out Loïc’s website.  It’s all in French, and is full of interesting information about his philosophy and making wine in Savennières.  You can read a Winellama review of his Anjou Villages red wine here.

 

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4 Responses to Loïc Mahé, Gourmandise du Gue d’Orger, Savennières, Loire Valley AoC, France, 12.5% abv, 2015, US$20

  1. Lisa Denning says:

    Yum! And what are barbecued smokies??!

    Liked by 1 person

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