Pineau de la Loire is the grape-variety which produces
the best white wines of Anjou and Touraine. It has
nothing in common with grapes of the Pinot family.
The variety gives all its fullness in the Loire Valley,
elsewhere it did not acclimate.
Chenin Blanc is used for dry and sweet wines. It is subject
to noble rot and for that reason is harvested as late as possible,
sometimes in november. Chenin Blanc wines such as Vouvray and
Saumur age very well.
Rabelais, a long time ago, wrote about Chenin!
Aromas : apple, cinnamon, quince
French wines : Vouvray, Saumur, Anjou, Coteaux
du Layon, etc
grapes: Chardonnay - Clairette - Muscadelle - Pinot
Gris - Sauvignon - Semillon - Ugni
Blanc - Viognier - Red