Cabernet Franc rules the roost in Bourgueil, an appellation dedicated solely to reds and rosé. These wines are resplendent of raspberry and the grape’s hallmark “pencil shaving” aromas, and can…
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The historic town of Chinon is home to one of the Loire Valley’s most celebrated Cabernet Franc wines.    Vineyard Location: 19 communes located on both sides of the Vienne…
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This red wine appellation produces wines that can be enjoined in their youth and complement a wide variety of cuisines. Wines grown on limestone soils have the potential to age…
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A large and varied region, Touraine produces wines in every color – white, rosé and red – from an expansive palette of grape varieties.    Vineyard Location: This appellation stretches…
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Saumur is the heart of the Loire wine business; most leading regional merchants have their offices in the area. Rich in the region’s famed tuffeau, this calcareous rock was quarried…
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  A special denomination for the finest red wines in the region, it is believed that Champigny’s name is derived from the Latin campus igni (field of fire), because of…
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