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The Loire Valley is located only 115klms. from the chateau hence the promotion of Loire Wines.

The Loire valley has 6,200 vineyards, 51 wine appellations and produces 320 million bottles per year. Spanning 174-miles along the Loire River, the Loire Valley has an abundance of vineyards, and fruit orchards. You’ll slip into a gracious world of châteaux where making fine wines and preparing sumptuous meals are part of an age-old tradition.

The Loire Valley vineyard is the third major French appellation wine region covering an area of 70,000 hectares divided between Nantes, Anjou/Saumur, Touraine and Orléanais wine regions.

The Loire Valley is the largest source of white wine in France, the second-largest source of AC rosé, and the third-largest source of AC wines generally. Only Champagne produces more sparkling. But nowhere can match the Loire’s range of styles, from light, crisp Muscadets to raspberry-rich Chinons prduced from 24 grape varieties. The white grape varieties are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. The red grape varieties are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay.

The Loire Valley is particularly blessed by nature, because it has a temperate climate and an impressive diversity of terroirs which have allowed the birth of very varied, fresh and balanced wines. The region produces still wines, whites, reds and rosés but also sparkling wines of fine bubbles.

Some of the 51 appellations are well known: Chinon, Bourgueil, Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Coteaux du Layon, Muscadet, Vouvray, Cheverny, Saint-Pourçain. With around ten cultivated grape varieties, the Loire Valley expresses the nuances of its rich subsoil. To preserve this diversity, two major climates, oceanic to the west and continental influence to the east, share the vineyard. This alchemy between climate, grape variety and know-how gives Loire wines finesse and elegance. This balance is reflected in the wines, whether red or white, to drink rather young, even if some have ageing potential.

The Chateau has a permanent wine display featuring the chateaux wines and many Loire vineyards with tastings daily. Please contact us if you would like a special wine tour or an introduction to Loire wines.

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