Aromatic and zesty, the Sauvignon Blancs of the Loire Valley have set a high benchmark. The middle and eastern stretches of the valley are home to some of the most famous Sauvignon growing areas in the world, including Touraine, Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre.
Here are some excellent examples for drinking now, tasted by members of Decanter’s editorial team, all retailing in the UK less than £25.
Two examples come from the recent Loire Sauvignon Blanc panel tasting – where our judges also recommended trying wines from Touraine to find good value.
‘There’s lots of exciting stuff happening there – you just need to find the right producer, and you can get real value for money’ said Rebecca Gibb MW.
The options below are some value examples from Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre.