The longest river in France and the last wild river of Europe: the Loire contains multitudes, every wine style you could ask for, and in its heart two indisputably great grape varieties that it does better than anywhere else: chenin and cabernet franc. But hiding in its vastness, beyond Chenin and Cab Franc, beyond Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, beyond Gamay and Sauvignon Blanc, there are rare survivors and ancient local specialties that have been carried forward in obscurity for centuries.We'll taste three varieties that are often forgotten when we drink the Loire, and find out why what has made them so challenging to grow and vinify might also be what makes them perfect for wine's future.
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