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Coteaux du Layon

Coteaux du Layon is the widest wine area of the Anjou region. Along the Layon river, the vines are protected by the hills in this lovely contryside.

Although wine makers produce a good semi-dry white wine, Coteaux du Layon is well known for the sweet white wine and for at least 15 centuries ! The most reputed of all is the sweet wine coming from Chaume.

The vine growers leave the grapes in their vines until they begin to over-ripe. They are then ready to harvest. It means that harvest take place in Coteaux du Layon later than other places in the Loire valley.

Coteaux du Layon wine information :


Appellation Coteaux du Layon Controlée
Appellation Coteaux du Layon Villages Controlée
Appellation Chaume Premier Cru Controlée


South of Angers city and West of Saumur, along the Layon river

Places: Rochefort sur Loire, Saint Lambert du Lattay, Beaulieu sur Layon, Saint Aubin de Luigné, Faye d'Anjou Concourson sur Layon, etc
Soil: Schist
Size: 1,800 ha (4,450 acres)

7 million bottles


Chenin blanc

Type of wines: Sweet white wine
Semi-dry white wine
Age: 10 to 20 years
2005, 2003, 1997, 1995, 1990, 1989



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More pages about Loire Valley :
Loire region

Wines from the Loire Valley :
Muscadet - Anjou - Coteaux du Layon - Saumur - Touraine - Bourgueil - Chinon - Vouvray - Pouilly Fumé - Sancerre

About Loire wine region :
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Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Bourgogne / Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Cotes du Rhone - Languedoc Roussillon - Provence - South West



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