Often referred to as the Garden of France, the Loire and its 600-mile stretch of river and tributaries make up one of France’s foremost wine regions.
The region is dominated by just four major varieties, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne and Cabernet Franc and, whilst the wines simple and elegant, they are strangely much more complex than they appear .
The wines from this iconic region have a light, airy freshness, and that consistency of character is remarkable when you consider that the Loire follows a 630-mile course from a source near Beaujolais to the Atlantic Ocean. The Loire is a land of moderation: it’s cold in winter, and never gets too hot in summer. Vines can really only grow here because of the river and its tributaries, which raise the temperature just those few vital degrees and ensure long, leisurely autumn days for the harvest.
With 87 appellations the Loire Valley is a a compelling mosaic of wines that are individualistic and worthy of discovery.
The Berthier family has been living in the Centre-Loire region for several generations. In the early 1980’s Jean Marie created Domaine des Clairneaux in the Sancerre appellation. The domaine was expanded in 1998 with the acquisition of Domaine de Montbenoit in the Coteaux du Giennois.
After travelling the world, today’s generation has now returned to the family’s terroirs. Clément, who has worked as a cellar master in the USA, is now responsible for vinification and sales at the domaine. Florian, building on his experience gained in Burgundy and New Zealand, is now in charge of the work in the vineyards.
Since 2015, they have been developing their activity in the North of the Coteaux du Giennois appellation, in the village of Beaulieu sur Loire. Today, working in partnership with talented wine growers in order to develop their know-how in appellations new to them in the Centre-Loire such as Pouilly-Fumé and Menetou-Salon.
The Sommeliers of PIVENE have curated a selection of wines from Clement & Florian Berthier that showcase the very best of the Loire Valley.
This bundle includes:
1x Clement & Florian Berthier, Coteaux du Giennois Blanc 2020 750ml
1x Clement & Florian Berthier, Sancerre 2020 750ml
1x Clement & Florian Berthier, Pouilly Fume 2021 750ml
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