The light glistening on the river and its tributaries is a wonderful sight. The cellars carved into white limestone, magical chateaux, hillsides covered in vines…
The Loire Valley is France’s third leading region for AOC and is on Unesco’s World Heritag List.A temperate climate and a mosaic of terroirs gave birth to a rich diversity of wines.
The Loire Valley offers two sources of inestimable wealth: its precious historical heritage and an array of unique wines. This spectrum of colours (white, rosé, red ), textures ( still, lightly sparkling ), and flavours ( dry, “tender”, demi-sec, “soft”, semi-sweet, sweet) makes loire Valley wines perfect for a variety of food pairings.
This diversity is sure to please the most eclectic palates.
They offer infinite pleasure for an unrivaled price!
A SINGLE VARIETAL
Another original aspect of Loire wines is that most are made from a single varietal: Melon de Bourgogne in the nantes region, Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine, Sauvignon and Pinot noir around Tours.
THE WINE ROUTE
800 kilometers of exceptional heritage
A trip on the Wine Route is one of the best ways to savor and discover this great winemaking region.
The chateaux of Tours and the country mansions of Anjou inspired scores of writers such as Rabelais, Balzac, Leonardo da Vinci, Descartes, Ronsard and Victor Hugo.
Its troglodyte cellars carved in limestone, perfect for aging and storing wine, keep a constant temperature.Limestone, this bright, tender Touraine stone, was used to build the majestic Loire Valley Chateaux.
Its extraordinary gardens are nourished by the region’s rich climate and soil to produce beautiful botanical harmonies.
BETWEEN TOURS AND CHENONCEAU
After meeting winemakers from Touraine Noble-Joué just outside Tours, you will catch a glimpse of the Montlouis-sur-Loire and Vouvray appellations on the hillsides on either sides of the Loire.
As you travel towards Amboise, your taste buds with Touraine Amboise. Near here, you will feast your eyes on some of France’s greatest historical sites, the royal chateau of Amboise, the Clos Lucé and, further south, on the outskirts of Touraine, the famous chateau of Chenonceau.
BETWEEN CHENONCEAUX AND SAINT-AIGNAN
Here, the Touraine appellation produces lovely aromatic wines made using gamay and sauvignon grapes.
We are in the Cher Valley and its winemaking villages whose spicy, fruity, easy-to-drink gamay has made them famous. This area also sometimes associated withcôt or cabernet franc produces more full-bodied wines.