The Centre Val-de-Loire region belongs to the 4th largest wine producing area in France: the Loire Valley, and ranks 8th among French regions. The Centre-Val de Loire region produces nearly 80% of the wines of Loire Valley vineyards. This region benefits from an oceanic climate with occasional continental influences. The vines extract nutrients from a variety of soils consisting of siliceous pebbles, flint pebbles, sandy silt, sandstone and limestone. The Centre-Loire Vineyard mostly produces wonderful white wines, but also reds and rosés. The white wines are produced from Chasselas and Chardonnay; the red and rosé from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Côt. These fine wines have superb mineral aromas and most will keep many years. The most renowned wines of the Centre-Loire Vineyard are the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.
Latitude: 47.7516° N, 1.6751° E
Acres: 52,500 (21,000 Hectareas )
Viticultural Areas: 11 AOC wines: (Châteaumeillant, Côteaux du Giennois, Menetou-Salon, Orléans, Orléans-Cléry, Pouilly-Fumé, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Quincy, Reuilly, Sancerre and Valençay).
Grapes Varieties - White : Chasselas and Chardonnay. - Red & Rose : Cabernet Franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Côt.
Type of Wines White, Red and Rose