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.
Grape varieties : A unique palette found no where else in the world
The harmony between grape varieties and terroirs allows the diversity to translate to a united ensemble. Some of the world’s greatest varieties come from this region, where they are also surprisingly joined by others from the East or the Southwest of France.
The wines from the Loire are unique as they originate from a sole variety :
Melon de Bourgogne around the area of Nantes, Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine.
Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in Touraine and in the Center but also Grolleau, Pinot Meunier, Pineau d'Aunis, Romorantin...
This unique palette of grape varieties translates to a vast and highly expressive range of wines.