Catherine welcomed us into the tasting room and walked us through her small production wines. It was my first experience with Champalou but the wines are pretty widely available in the states as the majority of her production is exported so you may see them on restaurant wine lists closer to home. The wines really run the spectrum, from sec (dry) to semi-sweet to sweet, both still and sparkling, showcasing the varied potential of this region. The Vouvray Sec was fresh and delicate, a perfect aperitif. Le Portail was semi-sweet which is not usually my style but would make a great pairing with slightly spicy dishes.