Twil's regional suggestions for Vallée de la Loire

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Region Loire Valley

With a wide diversity of soil types and a climate that ranges from oceanic to continental to slightly mountainous, the Loire Valley is France's third most important winegrowing region. It encompasses several subregions – the Nantes or Muscadet subregion, Anjou, Touraine and Saumurois – and produces red, white and rosé wines of unequalled quality. There are some real marvels on offer, and nothing beats a good shellfish platter accompanied by a Loire Valley white with sweet apricot flavours, or a plate of meat matched with a rich, rounded Anjou red – not to mention the sparkling wines, produced by the Champagne method much appreciated in the region, which show themselves to best advantage with a desert. They say there's nothing better in life than a good bottle of wine in a Loire Valley restaurant. Want to put the theory to the test?

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Listed 1302 winemakers


4 million hectolitres per year


70 000 ha

Soil and subsoil

Vey diverse soils in the Loire Valley vineyards (schist, limestone, sand, clay, gravel, granite, etc.)

Grape variety

Reds and rosés : Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau, Gamay, Pineau d'Aunis, Pinot Noir, Côt

Whites : Chenin blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Melon, Chardonnay