The territory: A great winegrowing region
The Loire Valley is the 3rd largest French winegrowing region. The area from Chalonnes-sur-Loire through to Sully-sur-Loire is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. From the Atlantic coast to the center of France, it represents the point of balance between the North and the South, as well as suave and fresh, artistic and literary, or traditional and modern characteristics. This melting pot produced by a mild climate and sumptuous terroirs, has resulted in a wide range of wine styles.
The variety of soils and grape varieties within the vast area of Touraine echoes the expressive diversity of its refined and fruity white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.
Situation : The appellation area extends from the outer limits of Anjou bordering Sologne in a zone formed by the Loire and its affluents, situated in 104 districts in Indre & Loire and 42 in Loire & Cher. Most of the vineyard is located southeast of Tours, on the slopes overlooking the Cher and in between the Cher and the Loire.
Surface area : 5,500 ha