by Dwight Casimere
Chateau Touraine Sauvignon (below) The wines of Loire Valley
Story and photos by Dwight Casimere
NEW YORK--Spring to Loire 2018, the Loire Valley Wines National Tour, is the wine world's way of welcoming Spring. The fresh, effervescent wines with their beautiful floral nose and scintillating fruit flavors literally bespeak the arrival of new life, love and all things "Printemps!"
One of France's most diverse wine growing regions, it, in the words of the late comedian Don Rickles, "Don't get no respect." Loire Valley produces exemplary wines in every style. Their popularity has grown among sommeliers, restaurateurs and wine writers over recent years because of their chameleonic ability to pair perfectly with a wide range of diverse cuisines that reflect the ever-expanding palate of contemporary taste. Their moderate alcohol level and refreshing taste make them ideal companions for a midtown business lunch or a delightful Happy Hour meet and greet at a sidewalk cafe. You can enjoy a glass or two in good conscience, confident that you can continue with the work day ahead, or to forge ahead with an evening at the Joyce Theatre for Dance or the Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.
The pure expression of "terroir," that unique, almost indescribable mix of the land and its soil, the climate and atmosphere makes Loire Valley wine a unique adventure. Consider the range; from an almost floral array of flavor profiles, from bone dry to sweet and from steely grey to soft new-shorn straw on to a delicate pink blush of sparkling wines. Start with crisp, dry Sauvignon, continue on to the unique seaside wines of Muscadet, then to the rich aromatic white wines from Chenin Blanc, the earthy red wines from Cabernet Franc and Malbec, the delicate fruity and floral red wines from Pinot Noir and Gamay, not to mention the dry and off-dry rose' and elegant sparkling wines and luscious sweet wines, there is no palate that will go unsatisfied.
Fresh, fruit, friendly. Loire Valley wines are the very breath of Spring and the essence of Life!
FACES AND WINES AT LOIRE VALLEY WINES SPRING TO LOIRE 2018 NYC
The SECOND Outdoor Terrace at EVENTI HOEL NYC