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La Cave Voltaire Heart
Wine store

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 37 68
Address: 13 Rue Voltaire
Chinon, 37500
Country: France

La Cave Voltaire is a small natural wine shop in Chinon a couple of blocks from the centre. It deals only in natural wines and the proprietor, Patrice Claire, is passionate about the wines he sells, most of which are from the central Loire.
When you look around the shelves you will see the refined Chinon wines of Pascale and Beatrice Lambert, the piercing Muscadets of Jo Landron, the Baumard Coteau du Layon, the elegant wines of Domaine Breton and many cuvees from Bernard Baudry. There are a few from further afield such as a Domaine du Pech from Buzet in the south-west.
There are also simple snacks available here to accompany a glass of something interesting. There is a charcuterie plate and a cheese platter. We very much enjoyed the charcuterie plate with a glass of the Lambert Les Chesnaies and the Cuvee Danae. An accompanying salad had a beautiful dressing which was made more complex and interesting by being dusted with brewers yeast.
This is a very good wine shop run by a passionate enthusiast for natural wines.
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