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Coteaux d'Ancenis

The appellation named after the municipality of Ancenis is located in the east of the French winegrowing region Loire as enclave of the big area Pays Nantais, The former VDQS sector was not classified as AOP until 2010. He is almost congruent with the area Muscadet-Coteaux de la Loire, The vineyards cover 260 hectares of vineyards on both banks of the Upper Loire in nearly 30 municipalities of the departments of Maine-et-Loire and Loire-Atlantique between the cities of Angers and Nantes. There are produced four each varietal wine types, which must carry the name of the grape variety on the label. The rosé and red wines account for over 80% of production and are going out Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Gamay, as well as a maximum of 5% of Teinturier varietiesGamay Teinturier de Chaudenay and Gamay Teinturier de Bouze blended. The white wines are from Pineau de la Loire ( Chenin Blanc ) and Malvoisie ( Pinot Blanc ) produced. Well-known producers are Jacques Guindon, Domaine des Galloires and Domaine des Génaudières.

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