Loire Valley Vintage 2012 Anjou Touraine
The year was a tricky one as a damp spring presaged a difficult harvest. Generally a good vintage rather than a great one, with reduced yields, but there are some great examples of Muscadet (where 2012 is a great vintage and many wines of great vitality were made). Chinon, Bourgueil, Menetou-Salon, Sancerre (both sauvignon and pinot noir), and Pouilly-Fumé fared well too. Lighter whites, sauvignons in Touraine and good chenin in Vouvray and Montlouis, are still fruity and refreshing, and sparkling whites are successful.