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Wine making in the Loire Valley

The winesof the Loire Valley reflect the mood of the landscape. They are soft, pleasant, charming and light. About three quart of the production are white wines.

The main grapes are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon for white wine and Cabernet Franc for red wine.

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Loire wine making information :

Size of the vineyards: 30,000 hectares
Vineyards: n/a

Various: Clayey-limestone, limestone, siliceous and chalky soils

Weather: Continental in the East of the Loire Valley
Oceanic in the West of the Valley
White Grapes
in Loire Valley:

Chenin Blanc

Red Grapes
in Loire Valley:

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir


over 400 million bottles

Type of Wine:

Dry white wine
Sweet white wine
Semi-dry white wine
Sparkling white wine
Fruity red wine
Rosé wine

About the Loire Valley :

Wines of Loire - Loire wine information - Loire region - History of wine in Loire - Wine making in Loire - Loire wine and food - Buy Loire wines - Loire Valley main page

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

Other French wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc-Roussillon - Provence - South West


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