Le Claux Delorme, Valencay, Loire Valley, France.

Grapes 40% Gamay, 30% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Pinot Noir   Facts If you were to make a list of the red wines coming out of France, Loire Valley reds would certainly come near the bottom; not because of quality, but for the fact it’s one of the more overlooked wine regions. Loire reds have a tendency to be overshadowed by the whites from famed Sancerre, Vouvray, Pouilly Fume and Muscadet regions, and certainly…

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Chateau des Capitans Julienas, Beaujolais, France.

      Grape 100% Gamay   Facts The Chateau des Capitans Julienas is made by the Beaujolais-pimp himself, Georges Duboeuf. He’s in his late-70’s now, but still heads the company. Must be all that wine he drinks! It’s estimated that around 1/3 of the entire harvest of the Beaujolais region is sold as Beaujolais Nouveau. Duboeuf produces over 2.5 million cases of wine annually. There are only 37,000 hectares (142 sq miles) of Gamay…

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