The Loire Valley lies in the heart of France and is named for the country’s longest river, once a boundary between peoples and cultures, separating the Duchy of Aquitaine from the Kingdom of France. The Loire is Europe’s last wild river, and has been designated a World Heritage Area by UNESCO. The cool climate of the Loire insures that wine, no matter how ripe, will always have a lean acidity that balances well with its fruit and alcohol.
The vineyards of the Loire Valley, also called vineyards of the Loire Valley and Loire vineyards, is a large area of wine production in France, with several wine regions. These regions produce dry white wines, semi-dry and sweet, the most often light red wines and rosé wines, there are also many sparkling wines.
The grapes used in the Loire Valley are Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau , Gamay, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir, Côt , etc. for red and rosé wines. Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, Chardonnay, Chasselas for white wines.