Loire for the summer

Clos des Capucins and white horse in Chinon

Some lovely wines, reds as well as whites, for enjoying in warmer weather. See also Tam's Project Loire.

Jancis writes The Loire has always been regarded as the source of wines with a French accent that are low in alcohol and high in refreshing acidity. But all this is changing – along with the climate.

Some of the Sauvignon Blancs were so ripe! Some of the Sancerres notched up 14.5% alcohol and the famous minerality of some had a bit of a struggle making its presence felt over the lusciousness of the fruit. It always used to...