French May 2019

Lucien Michel | May 15th, 2019

The Loire Wines and the Versatility of Food Pairing

The Loire Valley has a wine-growing history of more than 2,000 years. It is the third largest wine region in France, and thanks to a mosaic of micro-climates, soils and geographic features, it is also one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. These wines share an unparalleled approachability, freshness and fruitiness. They express their individual terroir and are excellent for food pairing.

We are pleased to share a selection of white wines from the Loire Valley - from the sharp and smoky expression of Sauvignon Blanc in Pouilly-Fumé, to the fresh and herbaceous aspect in Sancerre. These will pair well with a dish of zander fish in white butter sauce, or a Loire goat cheese like the Crottin de Chavignol. 

We also offer the sweeter styles of whites with a Vouvray Moelleux in 1990 from Domaine Huet, which is reveals the complexities of mature Chenin Blanc, with honey, nutty and waxy notes. For the sweetest tooth, we have a dessert wine from Jurançon (South West of France). Made with Petit Manseng, this wine from iconic Domaine Dagueneau will pair well with Bleu de Chevre, a special goats milk bleu cheese from the region. 

During Le French May in Hong Kong the Loire Valley is under the spotlight this year, so you can find in abundance Loire cheese and other delicacies from the region. We invite you to experiment with wine pairings, be it with typical Loire dishes or with local cuisine! White Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé could be interesting to pair with Dim-Sum or a steamed fish dish. 

For this occasion and during the whole month of May, we offer 10% discount on all Loire Valley bottles purchased at Sotheby’s Wine Retail or online.

Discount applied automatically when any qualifying product is added to cart.