LOIRE VALLEY

The Loire Valley wine region includes the French wine regions situated along the Loire River from the Muscadet region near the city of Nantes on the Atlantic coast to the region of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé just southeast of the city of Orléans in north central France. In between are the regions of Anjou, Saumur, Bourgueil, Chinon, and Vouvray. The Loire Valley itself follows the river through the Loire province to the river's origins in the Cévennes but the majority of the wine production takes place in the regions noted above. The area includes 87 appellations under the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Superieure (VDQS) and Vin de pays systems. While the majority of production is white wine from the Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc and Melon de Bourgogne grapes, there are red wines made (especially around the Chinon region) from Cabernet franc. In addition to still wines, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines are also produced. With Crémant production throughout the Loire, it is the second largest sparkling wine producer in France after Champagne. Among these different wine styles, Loire wines tend to exhibit characteristic fruitiness with fresh, crisp flavors-especially in their youth. The Loire Valley has a long history of winemaking dating back to the 1st century. In the High Middle Ages, the wines of the Loire Valley were the most esteemed wines in England and France, even more prized than those from Bordeaux.


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BID'GI

Le Celtique

France, White

Loire

2013

 

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France, White

Loire

2015

 

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CHATEAU DE LA PRESLE

Sauvignon blanc

France, White

Touraine

2013

 

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DOMAINE DE BELLEVUE

Sauvignon blanc

White

2015

France, Touraine

 

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DOMAINE DE LA BERGERIE

La Ceriseraie

France, Red

Loire (Anjou)

2014

 

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DOMAINE DE LA FOLIETTE

Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur Lie Tradition

France, White

Loire

2012

 

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DOMAINE DES AUBUISSIERES

Cuvée Perruches

White

2015

France, Touraine

 

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DOMAINE GITTON

Les Belles Dames

2014

White

France, Loire (Sancerre)

 

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DOMAINE GITTON

Les Fredins

2015

White

France, Loire (Sancerre)

 

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MAISON LAPORTE

Le Bouquet

France, White

Sancerre

2012

 

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