Appellations Orléans/Orléans-Cleary Pinot Meunier, better known as one of the trio of grapes used for Champagne, predominates in Orleans. AOC Orléans makes fine light-bodied reds and whites, while AOC Orléans-Clery…
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  Blessed by both ample sun and proximity to the Atlantic’s breezes, this relatively small appellation produces a wealth of wines: white, rosé and red.    Vineyard Location: The Fiefs…
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This small region centered on the historic town Ancenis primarily produces refreshing rosé and light-bodied red wines. The region embraces this historic name Malvoisie for the aromatic white wines it…
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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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The Loire Valley is one of seven regions in France approved to produce Crémant, dry sparkling wines made in the méthode traditionelle, the historic method used in Champagne. While a…
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