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Loire Valley: Chenin blanc and Cabernet franc

The central part of the Loire Valley, namely Anjou, Saumur and Torraine has a variety of soil types. Mainly Chenin on the white and Cabernet Franc on the red are grown in these areas.

The terroir is very different :

  • The West, in Anjou, the terroir is an ancient mountain called the massif amoricain with mainly slate and volcanic soils. The climate is oceanic and temperate.
  • The East, in Saumur and Touraine, is known as the Paris Basin and the soil consists mainly of limestone. The climate is continental.

The Principal Appellations

Chenin dry: Anjou, Savennières, Saumur, Touraine, Vouvray, Montlouis

Chenin sweet: Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux de l’Aubance, Quarts de Chaume, Bonnezeaux, Coteaux de Saumur, Vouvray, Montlouis

Cabernet Franc: Anjou, Saumur, Champigny, Bourgueil, St Nicolas de Bourgueil

Our vineyards are located in the West, but through our negoce we are able to work with vineyards in the East exploring the different soil choices.

Wine Salons in 2014

Here are the dates for the upcoming professional wine fairs where we will be presenting our wines: Monday 27 till (...)

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