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Haut-Poitou

The appellation named after the city of Poitiers is located in the French wine-growing region Loire south of the two appellations Anjou and Saumur, The former VDQS sector (until 1989, it was called Vin du Haut-Poitou) was classified in 2010 as AOP. In the Middle Ages, the wines were better known than those from the Bordeaux and were replenished in large numbers via the port of La Rochelle England exported. The vineyards cover about 800 hectares of vineyards in 80 to 130 meters above sea level in almost 50 communities. The white wines are out Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Pinot Blanc and Chenin Blanc blended. The red and rosé wines are out Pinot Noir. Gamay. Merlot, Malbec ( Cot ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Gamay Teinturier de Chaudenay and Grolleau Noir blended. Well-known producers are Domaine la Tour Beaumont, Robert Champalou, Gérard Descoux, Haut-Poitou Cave, Jacques Morgreau, Domaine de la Rôtisserie and Domaine de Villemont.

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