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Châteaumeillant

The appellation named after the town of the same name lies in the French winegrowing region Loire at the top of the river. The former VDQS division was classified as AOP in 2010. During construction work in the 19th century, among other things, almost 300 were found here amphorae from the time of the 1st century BC. These were at that time intended for the transport of Italian wine. The vineyards cover 100 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Champillet, Feusines, Néret, Reigny, Saint-Maur, Vesdun and Urciers in the Cher. It mainly produces red and rosé wines from the Burgundy varieties Gamay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. A local specialty is the Vin gris which is produced without mash fermentation from the Gamay grape.

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