Les Beaux Jours Coteaux du Giennois 2017
This tiny 6.5 hectare domaine in the Loire was started by Emile Balland in 1999. The Ballands have been making wines in the Loire since 1650 and his father was instrumental in achieving recognition for the young AOC Coteaux du Giennois in the 1980s.
The Beaux Jours blanc is produced from vineyards on the slopes of the Loire river at Bonny and Beaulieu. It is a complex wine with bright citrus & green apple fruit, herbaceous hints, leesy character and great finesse, similar to its neighbouring appelation of Pouilly Fumé but at a more everyday price.