The Ile-de-France wines are foremost whites (49%) and reds (42%). The grapes used are the famous Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Semillon and Sauvignon. The pollution of the air in the Parisian area is not an obstacle at all, and 18 additional vineyards will be planted this year. These wines are surprisingly good, some of them being sparkling. It is diffiuclt to directly buy these wines, except the one produced in Suresnes, available through the Parisian tourist information office. The other varieties can be tasted through the Autour du Vin events organised by the Ile-de-France winegrowers’ association. A long list of grape varieties are permitted—33 white varieties, 8 pink (gris/rose) varieties, and 30 red varieties. Most or all of the grapes you would think of as typical French varieties—including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc, Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc—are included in the list. Some unique grapes—such as Meslier Saint-François, Chasselas, Mûller-Thurgau, Romorantin, and César.
Latitude: 47.7516° N, 1.6751° E
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