Pays Nantais > Coteaux d’Ancenis
AOP/AOC by decree dated 27th August 1973, amended 7th December 2011
Location The Coteaux d’Ancenis vineyards lie on both sides of the Loire to the East of Nantes, mainly across 27 communes in the Loire-Atlantique and Maine et Loire departments.
Vineyard area 160 ha.
Soils Predominantly mica schists and greenstone
Climate Temperate oceanic, with significantly less rainfall than the majority of the Nantes vineyard.
Average annual production over the last 5 years 7,400 hl, broken down as follows
– Red: 2,600 hl,
– Rosé: 2,000 hl,
– White: 2,800 hl.
Base yield 50 hl/ha for whites and 60 hl/ ha for reds and rosés.
Rosés and reds: Gamay Noir. Whites: Single varietal Pinot (in Brem).
Whites: Chenin, Chardonnay, with Grolleau Gris in Brem and Sauvignon in Vix.
Whites Fresh and light.
Rosés Light and fruity.
Reds These mirror the variet.als chosen for the final blend
In the Mareuil region, the dominant varieties (Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Négrette) make fruity, easy-drinking wines.The low-trained vines in the Brem region produce fresh, saline whites, full of minerality. In the south east, the Chantonnay, Vix and Pissotte vineyards produce white, red and rosé wines from the same grape varieties as as the other regions, with the addition of Sauvignon Blanc in the Vix vineyards.
Serve at: 8 – 12°C
All types of fish or seafood including shellfish, oysters, prawns etc.
Local specialities such as pot au feu, black- leg chicken, Challans duck or any roasted meat.
Simple, traditional recipes such as Vendée ham with white beans, rabbit pâté and grilled meats.