My personal Salon de Vins de Loire (2nd-4th February 2009) highlights included:
Jack Blot – Domaine de la Taille aux Loups: Remus 2007 + various La Butte (Bourgueil) cuvées plus a vertical tasting of Mi-Pente, Jacky’s top Bourgueil, from 2002 to 2006
Pierre Luneau: L' d'Or 2007, Muscadet-de-Sèvre-et-Maine
Fred Mabileau, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou: across the range
Didier Champalou, Vouvray: his 2007's
Domaine Richou: Didier’s two Anjou Blancs – 2007 Chauvigné and 2006 Les Rogeries
Eric Morgat: 2007 Savennières L'Enclos
Vincent Roussely – Domaine du Clos Roussely, AC Touraine: across the range from a promising young producer based in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the 2008's and there are some very good 2007's, especially Chenins.