Wine of the week : Baudry-Dutour – Le Petit Rouilly


Although the Baudry-Dutour company (Christophe Baudry and Jean-Martin Dutour) is known for the quality of its red wines and its thorough knowledge of the Loire terroirs, especially on the Chinon side, its strong development in recent years has led the company into areas that it had previously not practised very much.

As owners of the Château de la Grille, Domaine de la Perrière and Domaine du Roncée in Chinon, this pair does magnificent qualitative work on all the cuvées. But here we are; Baudry-Dutour wines are mostly red and the fashion now is for thirsty, thirst-quenching and friendly wines, like the white Loire wines.

They planted a full 10 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines on a clay-limestone parcel of land named Petit Rouilly, on the edge of the Chinon appellation, and produce a very interesting Loire Valley IGP.

For lovers of dry wines, thirst-quenching wines, well-made, and with no risk of a headache, it’s perfect. To be enjoyed with tapas, with friends.


Baudry-Dutour – Le Petit Rouilly – IGP Val de Loire – 2016

A fresh lemony nose, right from the start. Fresh grass notes, too. A straight and balanced mouth. Perfect precision and drinkability for this price (around €7). 89

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