Celebrate National White Wine Day on August 4 with Loire Valley Wines, France’s #1 producer of AOP white wines. Did you know that white wine accounts for 45% of the Loire Valley’s wine production? Its leading varietals include Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Experience the Loire Valley’s diversity through some of its best white-producing appellations:

  • Trois Versants, AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, 2019 is made from the Melon de Bourgogne variety which is intrinsically linked with Muscadet wines. Wines of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation must be made entirely from this high-acid, terroir-sensitive variety.
  • Some of the Loire’s most famous white wines are made from Sauvignon Blanc, and the Coteaux du Giennois is a particularly beautiful expression of this grape. Try Domaine de Villargeau, AOC Coteaux du Giennois, 2018 to experience the exquisite freshness and minerality of this appellation’s Sauvignon Blanc wines. 
  • Speaking of Sauvignon Blanc, did you know this varietal is extremely sensitive to both soil and climate? It expresses distinct, mineral-driven nuances in each of the appellations in which it is grown. Compare Domaine Vieil Orme, AOC Touraine Chenonceaux 2018, anintensely aromatic, full-bodied wine with the Coteaux du Giennois Sauvignon Blanc to see for yourself!

Beat the August heat with a cool, refreshing glass of Loire Valley white wine as you toast National White Wine Day. Share your celebration with us on social media by tagging @loirevalleywine and using #LoireLovers.