Les Athlètes du Vin is a négociant project focused on 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
This full-bodied white wine is loaded with flavors of white fruits and is marked by a beautiful minerality and a lightly aniseed finish.
A Sauvignon from Touraine marked by aromas of white flowers and citrus . Well-structured and balanced, its mouth is ample and acidulous with a long, lingering finish. Enjoy as an apéritif or pair with shellfish or cheese.
A fruity wine, well-balanced wine with beautiful acidity, marked by flavors of white fruits (peach, pear) and some citrus undertones.
This wine delivers balanced, fruity, and floral-driven aromas. Will keep for years if properly cellared.
This intense and complex wine shows aromas of ripe red fruits, which carry over to a supple and round mouthfeel on the palate, marked by soft, approachable tannins.
The gravelly soil of Saint Nicolas de Borgueil creates rich and round flavors of sour cherries and licorice on the palate, which balance the wine's approachable, well-integrated tannins.
This bright and easy-drinking wine is loaded with flavors of bright red fruits, black cherries, and violets. Best served slightly chilled.
This crisp and fruity Chinon jumps with delightful red fruit aromas; a well-structured wine with a lingering finish.
This garnet-hued Pinot is loaded with fresh, silky flavors of sour cherries and red fruits.
This bright, fruit-driven wine is perfect for sipping with charcuterie boards, barbecue favorites, or spicy Asian dishes.