THE LOIRE VALLEY
A WEALTH OF VINEYARDS AND GRAPE VARIETIES
The Loire valley is France's third-largest wine region, comprising 69 appellations in an area that stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Centre region. Amongst its red AOC wines are Saumur Champigny, Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon and Touraine, while its white appellations include Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Gros Plant and Coteaux du Layon; the Loire valley also makes rosé wines, like Cabernet d’Anjou. In addition to this, it boasts a wide variety of grapes: Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Gamay, Chenin, Grolleau and many more.
STUNNING HERITAGE WAITING TO BE EXPLORED
The Loire valley features breathtaking landscapes, monuments and chateaux, and thanks to these the area from Chalonnes-sur-Loire to Sully-sur-Loire has UNESCO World Heritage status. Come visit this fascinating region and discover its wonderful chateaux, the peaceful riverbanks of the Loire river, and the unique troglodyte cave dwellings hewn out of the rock face.
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Plessis-Duval Cabernet d'Anjou is a fruity, elegant wine brimming with the delicious flavours of the Loire valley. It is made from Cabernet Franc (a traditional Loire grape variety), with the grapes picked at optimum ripeness to give the wine its fruity aromas, while a rigorous winemaking process results in a refreshing wine that is full of flavour.
Its robe is a distinctive, pronounced pink colour with a hint of violet. The expressive nose is dominated by red and citrus fruit aromas, with a light floral note adding subtlety. On the palate it is harmonious and well-balanced. Plessis-Duval Cabernet d’Anjou can be enjoyed at 12 – 14°C as an aperitif but it is also pairs well with food: think barbecues, picnics with friends, or fruit-based desserts (heirloom peach tart or plum clafoutis, for example).
Once harvested from the dark and white soils of Anjou, the grapes for this Rosé d’Anjou are pressed directly in order to obtain its delicate color. The wine is then vinified in a thermo-regulated stainless-steel vat at a low temperature to keep all the freshness of the wine and enhanced its fruitiness.
This delicious wine has a vibrant pink color, an elegant nose of floral notes and a round mouth with aromas of white fruits. It is well balanced with a fresh and aromatic finish.
A FRUIT-DRIVEN MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE
Plessis-Duval Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie is an expressive wine brimming with the delicious flavours of the Loire valley. It is made from Melon de Bourgogne (a grape variety typical of the Pays Nantais area), with the grapes picked at optimum ripeness to give the wine its fruity aromas, while a rigorous winemaking process results in a refreshing wine with silky, intense aromas.
This remarkable wine has a golden-green hue and a subtle nose of fresh fruit and white blossom. Its opens with distinctive citrus notes and then develops a gently mineral character. Enjoy it throughout your meal, from starters to dessert: pair it with chilled entrées served in small verrine glasses, or a risotto, for example. It also makes chocolate-based desserts sing.
A LITTLE HISTORY
The Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation takes its name from two rivers, the Sèvre and the Petite Maine, which run through some of the most prestigious vineyard sites of the Nantes region. Linked to this AOC is the appellation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie: it refers to a specific winemaking technique which gives the wine texture, aromatic richness and elegance. To qualify for this second, complementary AOC, the wine is kept in tank on its lees (the yeast deposit found at the bottom of the tank) for around six months, prior to bottling.
The grapes of this amazing Sancerre are planted on flint soils that produce firm and structured wines with a mineral bouquet. The pressing happens 3 hours after the harvest. After decanting for 12 to 24 hours, the wine is fermented at a temperature of 18 ° C in order to maintain the freshness of the aromas.
Its robe has a gold pale color. The expressive nose is dominated by citrus and grapefruit aromas. There is a hint of minerality on the palate and it is a very refreshing wine with a rich, aromatic finish.
Plessis-Duval Touraine Sauvignon is a refreshing, elegant wine that expresses the softer nature of the Loire valley. It boasts a distinctive golden yellow colour, and a fresh, elegant nose of citrus peel and exotic fruit. Poised and refreshing, it has good body, elegant structure and a complex bouquet of exotic fruit, citrus fruit and broom. The perfect partner for modern cocktail gathering with light snacks, it also works wonders with cold prawn and crab dishes, salmon and white meat.
A SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY THAT HITS THE SPOT
This fruity, elegant and expressive Plessis-Duval wine expresses the wonderful flavours of the Loire valley, and is made from Cabernet Franc, a traditional Loire grape variety. The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness to give the wine its fruit-driven character, and a rigorous winemaking process results in a refreshing, aromatic wine.
BAG IN BOX: TWICE AS NICE
DESIGNED TO KEEP YOUR WINE IN PERFECT CONDITION
The Bag In Box® (or BIB®) packaging means that your Plessis-Duval wine can be enjoyed over time, staying fresh for up to eight weeks after opening and thus avoiding waste.
PACKAGING WITH MANY BENEFITS
The BIB® packaging is unbreakable, easy to carry and fits inside all fridge sizes. The tap has a hermetic seal and the bag inside shrinks as the wine is poured, meaning that even when opened, the wine is never in contact with the air and so cannot become oxidised, nor is there any risk of cork taint or drips. The empty BIB® can be recycled. This packaging means that all the flavours and aromas of your Plessis-Duval wine are preserved and the wine remains in perfect condition.
Two Plessis-Duval wines are available in this efficient BIB® 3L packaging, namely Cabernet D’Anjou and Muscadet.
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