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Loire's largest, most diverse and most dynamic region

Anjou

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Loire Valley

Subregion that produces the most sparkling wine

Saumur

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Anjou

Portion of vineyards planted to Cabernet Franc

Nearly 1/3

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Anjou

Chenin Blanc a.k.a

Pineau de la Loire

  • Anjou produces both sweet and dry interpretations of Chenin Blanc

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Anjou

% of rosé production

45%

  • Blended wine dominated by Grolleau

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Anjou

Main grape in rosé blends

Grolleau

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Rosé d'Anjou AOP est 1957

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

  • Rosé
    • Grolleau (Groslot), Grolleau Gris
    • Cab. Franc, Cab. Sauvignon, Cot
    • Gamay, Pineau d'Aunis
  • Rosé Primeur/Nouveau
  • min rs: 7 g/l

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Cabernet d'Anjou AOP est 1964

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

  • Rosé 
    • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rosé Primeur/Nouveau
  • Min rs: 10 g/l

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Savennières est 1952

Styles

Sec to Doux

  • Sec 
    • ​0-4 g/l (0-8 g/l*)
  • Demi-Sec
    • max 18 g/l***
  • Molleux
    • 18-45 g/l***
  • Doux
    • min 45 g/l***
  • *Total acidity must be within 2 g/l of the total residual sugar
  • ***No longer explicitly stated as of 2011

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Savennières 

Soils

 Steep slopes with blue schist w/volcanic debris

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Roche aux Moines and Coulée de Serrant 

Year est as their own AOCs

2011

  • Previously sub-appellations of Savenniéres AOP, long regarded as unofficial grand crus

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Anjou

Sweet wine AOPs

  • Coteaux du Layon AOP
    • 221, Village 238, SGN 323 must / 34 rs (1,500ha)
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance AOP
    • 238, SGN 323 must / 34 rs (200ha)
  • Bonnezeaux AOP 
    • 238 must / 51 rs (70ha)
  • Quarts de Chaume AOP
    • 298 must / 85 rs (30ha)
    Anjou-Coteaux de la Loire
    • 221 must, 34 rs​, (30 ha)
  • Coteaux de Saumur AOP
    • 238 must / 34 rs (20ha)

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tries

tries - multiple passes through the vineyard during harvest

  • Mandatory in Coteaux du Layon AOP and Coteaux de l'Aubance AOP, resulting in either healthy grapes with pure late-harvest flavors or grapes gripped by noble rot

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Anjou-Saumur

5 AOPs for Blanc Liquoreux

  • Coteaux du Layon - 1,500ha (W), must 221, rs 34
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance - 200ha (E), must 238,  rs 34
  • Bonnezeaux - 70ha (SE), must 238, rs 51 
  • Quarts de Chaume - 30ha (NW), must 298, rs 85
  • Coteaux de Saumur - 25ha, must 238, rs 34

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Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux de l'Aubance

  • Size
  • Location

  • Coteaux du Layon - 1,500ha (W), 221 must, 34 rs
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance - 200ha (E), 238 must, 34 rs
  • Bonnezeaux - 70ha (SE), 238 must, 51 rs
  • Quarts de Chaume - 30ha (NW), 298 must, 85 rs
  • Coteaux de Saumur - 25ha, 238 must, 34 rs

All 6 Blanc Liquoreux AOPs of Anjou-Saumur

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Bonnezeaux, Quarts de Chaume

  • Size
  • Location

  • Coteaux du Layon - 1,500ha
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance - 200ha
  • Bonnezeaux - 67ha (SE)
  • Quarts de Chaume - 28ha (NW)
  • Coteaux de Saumur - 25ha

All 5 Blanc Liquoreux AOPs of Anjou-Saumur

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Anjou-Saumur

Blanc Liquoreux AOP

Highest min rs

  • Coteaux du Layon - 1,500ha (W), must 221, rs 34 
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance - 200ha (E), must 238,  rs 34
  • Bonnezeaux - 70ha (SE), must 238, rs 51
  • Quarts de Chaume - 30ha (NW), must 298, rs 85
  • Coteaux de Saumur - 25ha, must 238, rs 34

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Anjou-Saumur

Blanc Liquoreux AOP

Lowest min must weight

  • Coteaux du Layon - 221 must, 34 rs, 1,500ha (W)
  • Anjou-Coteaux de la Loire - 221 must, 34 rs, 30ha
  • Coteaux de Saumur - 238 must, 34 rs, 25ha
  • Bonnezeaux - 238 must, 51 rs, 70ha (SE)
  • Quarts de Chaume - 298 must, 85 rs, 30ha (NW)

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4 Sweet wine AOPs with min 34 g/l rs

  • Coteaux du Layon AOP
    • 221, Village 238, SGN 323 must / 34 rs (1,500ha)
  • Coteaux de l'Aubance AOP
    • 238, SGN 323 must / 34 rs (200ha)
    Coteaux de Saumur AOP
    • 238 must / 34 rs (20ha)
  • Anjou-Coteaux de la Loire AOP
    • 221 must, 34 rs (30ha)
  • Bonnezeaux AOP 
    • 238 must / 51 rs (70ha)
  • Quarts de Chaume AOP
    • 298 must / 85 rs (30ha)

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Coteaux du Layon AOP

7 villages that may append their name 

  • Rochefort-sur-Loire / Rochefort
  • St. Aubin de Luigné / St. Aubin
  • St. Lambert du Lattay / St. Lambert
  • Beaulieu-sur-Layon / Beaulieu
  • Rablay-sur-Layon / Rablay
  • Faye d'Anjou / Faye
  • Chaume ("Premier Cru")
    • ​25 hl/ha vs 35 hl/ha for all the other villages

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Anjou-Coteaux de la Loire AOP est 1946

  • Style:
  • Min Must Weight
  • Min RS:

  • Blanc: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Min Must Weight: 221 g/l (grapes, affected either by passerillage or botrytis, are harvested in successive tries)
  • Min RS: 34 g/l 

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Quartes du Chaume AOP

Cryoextraction

Cryoextraction

  • Illegal, but allowed through 2019
  • Grapes are frozen in freezers before they are pressed for their juices
  • Allows for the pressing of the juices with the highest concentration of sugars
  • Developed in the 1980s, to make sweet, dessert wines, especially with grapes from cooler growing seasons that had less sugar content

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Anjou's 3 Red Wine Only AOPs

  • Anjou-Villages AOP (200ha)
  • Anjou Villages Brissac AOP (100ha)
  • Saumur-Champigny AOP (1,400 ha)

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Saumur-Champigny

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

  • Rouge ONLY
    • P: Cabernet Franc
    • A: max 15% comb. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d'Aunis

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Anjou-Villages AOP

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

  • Rouge ONLY
    • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Anjou Villages Brissac AOP

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

  • Rouge ONLY
    • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon