The Loire Valley vineyard is a diverse area in terms of climate and terroir, which results in a wide and varied range of wines coming from the region.
The great originality of the Loire Valley wines comes from the fact that most of them are varietal wines (each made from a single grape variety) instead of blends. This palette of grape varieties, unique in the world, offers a very diverse and high-expression range of wines.
The three main white grape varieties are Melon de Bourgogne, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Folle Blanche, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Romorantin, Sauvignon gris and Tressalier are other white varieties you can find in Loire valley. Loire valley produces a wide range of whites: dry, semi-dry, mellow and sparkling.
The main red grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir but we can also find Grolleau and Cabernet Sauvignon. Those red grape varieties can be vinified in red, rosé and sparkling wines in the Loire valley.
Did you know?
Loire valley is the 3rd major wine region in France and its wine route is the longest in France. Very popular as a wine tourism destination, it is 800 km long and takes visitors to beautiful landscapes through the vineyards.