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The appellation, named after the town of the same name in the Loir-et-Cher department, is an enclave in the northeast of the area Touraine, The former VDQS area was classified in 1993. The vineyards cover 2,000 hectares of vineyards on mainly sandy clay soils in 24 communities, of which around 550 hectares are planted. They extend in terraces along the left bank of the Loire from the forest and lake-rich solo region to the edge of the Orléans region. The appellation partly overlaps with the small area Cour-Cheverny,

The red wines are mainly from the varieties Gamay and Pinot Noir (85%) and shares of Cabernet Franc and Cot blended. For the rosé wines mainly Gamay, as well Pineau d'Aunis and used Pinot Noir. The white wines are made Sauvignon Blanc (60-85%), and Arbois Blanc ( Menu Pineau ) Chardonnay and Pineau de la Loire ( Chenin Blanc ) generated. Well-known producers are François Gazin, Jean-Michel Courtioux, Domaine de la Desoucherie, Domaine de la Gaudronnière, Domaine Maison Pere et Fils, Domaine des Huards and Domaine Sauger.

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