Les Athlètes du Vin is a négociant project focused on producing typical, value-driven wines from the Loire Valley. The idea was conceived by a group of French winemakers called Vini Be Good, who work together to distribute their wines across France. The wines are vinified by various members of the Vini Be Good network using their own grapes or grapes purchased from friends and neighbors in the Loire. We are proud to present these wines made by their friends and family, as several of the cuvées are vinified by Gérard Vallée, brother of Mathieu Vallée from Château Yvonne.
The labels for Les Athlètes du Vin are drawings by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer, who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.
Beaumont en Veron
Founded in 1999
Easy drinking, light and spicy. A wine to be drunk while still young; within two years
Nose of white fruits. Full mouth with a beautiful minerality and a lightly aniseed finish.
A Sauvignon from Touraine with a limpid colour, white flowers and citrus aromas. Well-structured and balanced, its mouth is ample and acidulous with a long, lingering finish. Apéritif, starters, shellfish, fishes and cheeses.
A fruity wine, well balanced with beautiful acidity. White fruits flavours, notes of peach and pear with some citrus undertones
This wine delivers balanced fruity and floral aromas and keeps well if cellared.
Dark red colour with purplish hues. Intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruits on the nose. Supple and round on the palate with soft tanins.
The gravelly soil gives roundness, richness and sour cherry aromas, and the clay and limestone slopes provide beautiful tannins with hints of liquorice.
A bright cherry colour with violet undertones. Intense aromas of red fruits and black cherry. Supple mouthfeel, with a fruity richness and balanced tannins. Best served slightly chilled.
A crisp and fruity Chinon, with delightful red fruit aromas. A wellstructured wine with a lingering finish
A garnet red color and a pretty sour cherry nose announce a delicate mouth. Silky tannins and a beautiful freshness.
Perfect as an French charcuterie, during a barbecue or nice with spicy Asian style dishes.