pourcentagegrape varieties age vignesAverage age of vines Les vins produits à partir du cépageWines produced from this variety

pourcentage 30%
age vignes 25 years old
production vins Anjou Rouge, Anjou Villages, Cabernet...


Often referred to as "Breton" because it once was known to have come from the Nantes region, it is however, originally from the Spanish Basque Country. Typically vinified alone, this variety finds full expression in the Loire Valley. The first red grape of the Loire, where its presence dates back to the eleventh century, it is used mainly for the development of Anjou and Anjou-Villages reds. The production of red wines should not obscure the place of Cabernet Franc grape in the production of rosé wines where it is commonly used for single-variety Cabernet d'Anjou

pourcentage 12%
age vignes 35 years old
production vins Rosé de Loire, Rosé d'Anjou, Saumur...

GROLLEAU (or Groslot)

This grape provides easy drinking fruity, rosé wine.  After the Cabernet Franc and Gamay, this is the most widely planted red grape in the Loire Valley. Sturdy and durable, it still provides a sixth of the total production of the region.   The majority is for Rosé d’Anjou, though it is also used in blends such as the dry Rosé de Loire.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Typical of the Médoc and Graves regions, this grape delights in poor soils or well drained soils. It is particularly evident on the schist soils of AOC Anjou-Villages and Anjou-Villages Brissac and provides a good tannic structure. It is a good addition to the Cabernet Franc to which it brings colour and an interesting complexity, although it is much less common than the latter in the Loire Valley.

pourcentage 18%
age vignes 22 years old
production vins Coteaux du layon
Saumur brut et demi-sec

CHENIN (also called Pineau de la Loire)

Chenin is a native of the Loire Valley, where it was named "plant of Anjou" in the tenth century. Picked at the beginning of harvest, it can be used to develop dry white wine with character or as a base for sparkling wines. At the end of harvest, after the development of Botrytis cinerea or the raisining of the grapes (drying of the grapes under the effects of sun and wind), it gives rise to semi-dry wines, sweet wines and very sweet dessert wines of the Loire Valley, and where their aging potential is exceptional.

pourcentage 5%
age vignes 8 years old
production vins Vin Blanc sec Sauvignon


Grown mainly in the Southwest and Central Loire, where it originated, this delicate grape is very sensitive to soil and climate. Aromatic nuances developed by the wine which is derived from this grape are numerous and strongly influenced by the land. This variety is mainly used in the vineyards of the Touraine and the Centre regions.

pourcentage 25%
age vignes 19 years old
production vins Blanc Chardonnay, Saumur

Originally from Burgundy, this continental grape variety has long been known in the Loire under the name of "auvernat." Grown on clay loam or clay-limestone poor, stony soil, it is at its best associated with other white grapes of the Loire Valley, especially when used for the production of the sparkling wines Crémant de Loire and Saumur Brut.

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