Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Famille Bougrier Wine Review

I was sent two delightful bottles of wine to sample over Christmas and New Year.
They both are produced by Société Bougrier ,a family-run wine producer/negociant company based in the Loire in Northern France.  

Covering some 800 hectares of vineyards across three main Loire regions (Muscadet, Anjou-Saumur and Touraine) it produces around 50,000 hl of wine per annum.  

I was sent a Muscadet and a  Rosé d’Anjou 2011

The Rose Anjou is firstly very pretty, a lovely pale pink. Perfect for the dinner table. The wine is fruity yet crisp. I tasted stummer fruits and love the light taste, but also approved of the dry crisp edge.

I have never tried a Muscadet, so glad I have now. I found it to be far drier than I imagined. It is really dry, just how I love drinking wine, I am sad that I tried it without a good fish dish. It has a rich crisp taste.

The UK is one of  Société Bougrier's key markets, where wines are currently at Majestic, Oddbins, Nicolas, Direct Wines, Marks & Spencer and via importers such as Coe Vintners, Harvey’s, Wine Importers and Avery’s.


  1. I have never tried a muscadet either.

  2. They look like nice, light summer wines. I love Rose D'Anjou. Thanks for the review.

  3. Looking for some wine for my wedding. Will see if I can find some of this :)

  4. I have never tried this wine but I may just pick up a bottle next time I'm shopping.

  5. Sounds lovely :)

  6. Another wine ive not tasted... i tend to stick to Pinot Grigio, safe bet and normally i like them. Only had a couple that ive not really liked but that was in the pub so it could have been corked.

  7. I've never tried a Muscadet either but now I really want to! I love a good dry wine.