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Crémant de Loire

The regional appellation created in 1975 for Crémant (Champagne sparkling wine outside the campaign) is valid for sparkling wines produced in appellations Anjou. Cheverny. Saumur and Touraine be generated. In the region Loire the first known as Crémants sparkling wines were produced under the old names Crémant de Saumur and Crémant de Vouvray. Almost all varieties permitted on the Loire may be used, except Sauvignon Blanc, The most commonly used are Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay, the dominant ones Chenin Blanc (here also Pineau de la Loire), Grolleau Noir (maximum 30%) and Pinot Noir, Mainly white wines are produced and to a lesser extent rosé wines. Well-known of the approximately 200 producers are Baumard-Cray, Berger, Bouvet Ladubay, Château Langlois, Delhumeau, Domaine des Baumard. Gratien & Meyer, Nerleux, Oisly et Thésée and Passavant.

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