Phillip Capper



About Loire

The Loire is France’s longest river and nurtures a number of distinct wine regions, from the mouth of the Atlantic, to the way to the city of Orléans where it turns south, finally ending about 100 miles east of the city of Rôanne. Sometimes referred to as the Jardin de la France, the Loire is a patchwork of agriculture, history, and natural beauty, and was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000.

The Loire is second only to Champagne for sparkling wine productions and one can find still wines in a variety of hues and styles. And while most famous for Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc, there is an array of accessory varieties to be found, from Gamay to Malbec, that produce compelling, charming and wonderful wines.

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