- Wine country
- Wine country
With 32 AOC wines, the vineyards of the Anjou and Saumur, which includes the Angers Loire Valley, offer a diverse and heady choice of flavours and aromas: dry and sweet whites, rosé, fruity reds and sparkling wines that are some of the finest in France!
Two varieties of grape dominate wine production in the region. The ‘Chenin Blanc’ for the whites such as Savennières, Coteaux de l'Aubance, Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume Bonnezeaux and the ‘Cabernet Franc’ for reds from the Anjou, Anjou-villages, Saumur Puy Notre Dame and Saumur Champigny and also rosé wines like the distinctive Cabernet d'Anjou and Rosé de Loire.
The region’s heritage and its landscapes are defined by its vineyards. For example, the Aubance and Thouet rivers (located between the Loire and Layon) are characterised by their hilly landscape and picturesque villages, so typical of the communities to the south of the mighty Loire. These tributary valleys are home to some of the region’s most memorable wines.
At the very gates of Angers, on the north bank of the Loire are the Savennières vineyards producing some of the great whites with fruity aromas of lime, honey and flowers. A complex and powerful wine made using only the Chenin grape.
The sweet white Coteaux de l’Aubance wines are made exclusively from Chenin Blanc grapes and have a beautiful golden colour that develops as it ages.
The Anjou-Villages-Brissac is a distinctive red produced in villages surrounding the château at Brissac Quincé. It is an aromatic wine with strong flavours of liquorice and black berries.