The appellation, named after the city of the same name, is located in the French wine-growing region Loire
on the upper course of the river. The former VDQS area was classified as AOP in 2010. During construction work in the 19th century, almost 300 were found here amphorae
from the time of the 1st century BC. At that time these were intended for the transport of Italian wine. The vineyards cover 100 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Champillet, Feusines, Néret, Reigny, Saint-Maur, Vesdun and Urciers in the Cher department. 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 from the Gamay grape without maceration.