Loire

Introduction

It will not surprise you that these vineyards are located on the edges of the Loire, the longest river in France. Flowing over 1012km, it takes you from the Ardèche location near Mont Gerbier de Jonc over Orleans, Tours, Anger and Nantes to the Atlantic Ocean close to Saint-Nazaire. The Loire area covers in total more than a fifth of France.

The region produces yearly around 4 million Hl of wines on an area of 70.000 Ha, 52.000 of which is for ‘appellation” wines. Cabernet Franc, Chenin, Sauvignon, Grolleau, Gamay and Melon de Bourgogne are the six most important grape varieties of the Loire Valley. he most famous wine names of the Loire Valley must be Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Muscadet, which are exported to over 130 countries worldwide. 380.000.000 bottles are sold yearly, what means over 720 bottles per minute.