Cabernet Franc rules the roost in Bourgueil, an appellation dedicated solely to reds and rosé. These wines are resplendent of raspberry and the grape’s hallmark “pencil shaving” aromas, and can…
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AOC by decree dated 19th April 2001, amended 8th June   Vineyards Location: Between the Indre and the Cher, south of the Tours conurbation Vineyard area: 35 ha. History: There is evidence that…
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AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 17th August 2016 Vineyards Location: The Chinon appellation encompasses 26 communes on both sides of the Vienne up to the point where…
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AOP/AOC by decree dated 8th December 1936, amended 8th June 2011   Vineyards Location: The appellation area begins at the eastern edge of the Tours conurbation and extends through 7 communes…
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AOP/AOC by decree dated 17th October 1975, amended 23rd September 2011   Vineyards Location: Crémant de Loire AOP is grown and produced in the same areas as AOP Anjou, Touraine and…
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Situated just across the Loire river from Vouvray is Montlouis-sur-Loire, which also makes dry, demi-sec, sweet and sparkling wines from 100% Chenin Blanc. Where the wines of Vouvray are fruity and…
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