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Loire Valley Wines

Wine appellations of the Loire Valley

A Guide to wines of the Loire Valley

Selected Loire Valley wines


Centre-Val de Loire

The wine appellation of Azay-le-Rideau

Azay le Rideau info

Touraine Azay le Rideau

The balance of production in this region is split primarily between lively rosés of Grolleau and bright, Chenin Blanc-based white wines.


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The vineyards of Azay le Rideau

Location: This appellation stretches over eight communes on the banks of the Indre and the Loire, close to where the rivers meet.

Surface Area: Approximately 60 hectares / 148 acres

Soil: Flinty clay, clay limestone and Aeolian sand mixed with clay.

Climate: Mild, which, in some years, favors the production of sweet wines.


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Wines of AOC Touraine Azay le Rideau

Annual Production: 1,800 hl / 47,551 gallons, 60% rosé

Grape Varieties: White: Chenin Blanc; Rosé: Produced with minimum 60% Grolleau, alone or blended with Gamay, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes

White Appearance: Bright, pale straw yellow Nose: Pronounced minerality, quince and apricot Flavours: Dry and medium-to-full bodied with fruit flavors as on nose

Rosé Appearance: Pale salmon pink Nose: Notes of rose, lilac, pear, cherry and almond Flavours: Fresh and fruity with light body and lively acidity.

"A wine lovers dream"

The Loire Valley produces wine in a wide range of colours and styles. Our tours give you a unique opportunity to taste these wines, look at the production facilities and often meet the owners. As enthusiasts ourselves, we make a point of seeking out the best.

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