LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE


loire valley wine map amble wine

PAYS NANTAIS

Cool maritime climate

High annual rainfall

Prone to spring frosts

Free-draining rocky soils

Grape varieties: melon de Bourgogne, chardonnay, gros plant


ANJOU-SAUMUR

Cool maritime climate

Sheltered from westerly winds by Saumur hills

Prone to spring frosts

Free-draining schist and chalky soils

Grape varieties: cabernet franc, chenin blanc (pineau de la Loire), grolleau, cabernet sauvignon


TOURAINE

Cool continental climate

Prone to spring frosts

Chalky and clay soils

Grape varieties: cabernet franc, chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, gamay, malbec/côt


CENTRE-LOIRE

Cool continental climate

Prone to spring frosts and hail storms

Kimmeridgian soils (marl and limestone)

Grape varieties: sauvignon blanc, pinot noir



red wines

white wines

rosé wines

medium-sweet and sweet white wines

sparkling white, rosé and/or red wines



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