🇫🇷LOIRE VALLEYAnjou-Saumur


ANJOU-SAUMUR IS  AOC.- 20      @Saumur

  • BLANC= Pineau de la Loire AKA=Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Grolleau, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), DEPARTMENTS-Indre-et-Loire

  • Sub-Zones’s- Anjou        Saumur
  • AOC.’s- Anjou AOC., Anjou-Coteaux de la Loire AOC., Anjou Villages AOC., Bonnezeaux AOC., Brissac AOC., Chaume AOC., Coteaux de l’Aubance AOC., Coteaux de Saumur AOC., Coteaux du Layon AOC., Coteaux du Layon Village AOC., Saumur AOC., Saumur Champions AOC., Savennieres AOC., Quarts de Chaume AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling, On~Argenton/ Layon/ Thouet~Tributaries~Loire~River~

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary,  Clay, Volcanic Schist, Chalk, Tufa, Shale, Slate, Gravel

  • Tuffeau– Yellowish, Sedimentary Rock(Mixture of Sand and Marine Fossils), Form In Turonian Era(90 Million Years Ago)

CLIMATE Maritime With Mediterranean Influence

  • Summers– Sunny, Warm    |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 14,500 ha. Planted



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ANJOU AOC.     @Angers

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau, Pineau d’Aunis
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(Greater)
    • DEPARTMENT–Indre-et-Loire,  South of Angers-City(     km.), “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Sarthe~River~Tributary~Loire~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary
    • Tuffeau(Limestone), Slate, Sandstone Schist, Carboniferous Stone
  • VITICULTURE–  ? haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREBotrytis
    • Estate/ Producers– Andree, Domaine de la Bergerie, Pierre Menard, Richou

ANJOU VILLAGES AOC.     @

  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  Anjou-Saumur(NorthCentral), South of Angers-City(1 km.),
    • COMMUNES– 43
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Loire~River~(South)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bois Moze, Deux Arcs, Magellan, Mulonniere, Pierre-Bise, Viaudiere

ANJOU-VILLAGES BRISSAC AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central)
    • Anjou-Saumur(North-Central), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
    • South of Angers-City(1  km.), (Laps)Anjou Villages AOC.
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

COTEAUX De L’AUBANCE AOC.     @Brissac-Quince

  • BLANC= Pineau de la Loire AKA=Chenin Blanc   |    ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central)
    • Anjou-Saumur(North-Central), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
    • South of Angers-City(1 km.), (Laps)Anjou Villages AOC., COMMUNES– 10
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Aubance~River~
    • Number of Small Slopes, Facing Different Directions
  • SOILS= Metamorphic, Gravel
  • VITICULTURE– 220 haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREBotrytis/ Selection de Grains Nobles
    • Estate/ Producers– Avrille, Bablut, Haute Perche, Montigilet, Prince

ANJOU-COTEAUX De La LOIRE AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(North-West)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  West of Angers-City(1km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Loire~River~(North)
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

SAVENNIERES AOC.    @Savenneires

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(North)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  South-West of Angers-City(2 km.)
    • VILLAGES– Bouchemaine, Epire, La Possonniere, Savennieres
    • Sub-Zones- Coulee de Serrant AOC., La Roche Aux Moines AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly”, On~Mayenne~River~Tributary~Loire~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, ”Volcanic ”, ”Sedimentary
    • Blue Schist, Volcanic Debris, Tuffeau(Soft Limestone), Rhyolite
  • VITICULTURE– 140 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Baumard, Clos Serteaux, Damien Laureau, Du Closel, La Roche(20ha.), Soucherie
    • -Lieux-Dits-46

  • COULEE De SERRANT AOC.     @Savennieres
    • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
    • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(North)
      • In Savenneires AOC.
    • VITICULTURE– 7 ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers– Clos de la Coulee de Serrant(E./7ha.)(Nicolas Joly)(Bio.-Dyn.)(Monopole)
    • CULTURE
      • Monks & Monasteries, Cistercian Monastery In Coulee de Serrant, Vines Planted Vineyards In 1130 and Vineyards Are Still Cultivated Today.
      • PIONEERS~~Nicolas Joly~ Leader In Loire, Modern Natural Wine Pioneer.
  • La ROCHE Aux MOINES AOC.     @Savennieres
    • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
    • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(North)
      • In Savenneires AOC.
    • VITICULTURE– 33 ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers– Bergerie, Charmille, Le Chene, Domaine Aux Moines, Le Clos, Pierre-Bise

COTEAUX Du LAYON AOC.     @Bonnezeaux

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(Central)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  “Mulit-Appellation”, COMMUNES-(27)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Layon~River~Tributary~Loire~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Clay, Schist, Quartz, Varennes Stone
  • VITICULTURE–  1,700 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESweet,  Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers– Bellerive, Guinguette, Patrick Baudouin, Soucherie, Tigne, Varier

  • BEAULIEU-Sur-LAYON
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH– Beaulieu-Sur-Layon
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers– Ambinos,  Mulonniere, Pierre-Bise
  • FAY-D’ANJOU
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH– Faye-d’Anjou
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers– Juchepie, Petits Quarts
  • RABLAY-Sur-LAYON
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH-Rablay-sur-Layon
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers– Sablonnettes, Tomazae
  • ROCHEFORT-Sur-LOIRE
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH– Rochefort-sur-Loire
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers–  Andre Sorin
  • SAINT-AUBIN-de-LUIGNE
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH-Saint-Aubin-de Luigne
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Layon~River~
    • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
      • -Estate/ Producers– Branchereau, Cady, Philippe Delesvaux
  • SAINT-LAMBERT-Du-LATTAY
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley, DISTRICT-Anjou
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., PARISH-Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay
  • CHAUME AOC. ~Premier Cru~   @Chaume
    • BLANC= Pineau de la Loire AKA=Chenin Blanc
    • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur
      • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  South of Angers-City(    km.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
    • SOILS= Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Schist, Puddingstone
    • VITICULTURE– 130 haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers

QUARTS De CHAUME AOC./ ~Grand Cru~   @Chaume

  • BLANC= Pineau de la Loire AKA=Chenin Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(North-Central)
    • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire, South-West of Anger-City(5 km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-“Flat/ Rolling”, On~Loire~River~(South)
  • VITICULTURE– 45 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURESweet,  Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers– Baumard, Forges, L’Echarderie, La Roche Moreau

COTEAUX Du LAYON VILLAGE AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(Central)
    • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE–   ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

BONNEZEAUX AOC.     @Bonnezeaux, Thouarce

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc
  • ROUGE= Rose d’Anjou(Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Gamay)
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), In Anjou-Saumur
    • In Coteaux du Layon AOC., DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  South of Anger-City(7 km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Schist, Sandstone, Jasper
  • VITICULTURE– 270 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE– Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers– Chateau de Bonnezeaux, Fesles, Rene Renou, Variere

SAUMUR AOC.     @Saumur

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(South-East)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire,  “Multi-Appellation”, @Hw.#N147
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILSMetamorphic”, ”Sedimentary, Tuffeau(Soft Limestone), Senonian Sand
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Les Andides, Pas Saint Marin, Saint Just

  • CREMANT De SAUMUR AOC.     @Saumur
    • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
    • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis
    • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
      • Estate/ Producers
  • SAUMUR MOUSSEUX AOC.      @Saumur
    • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
    • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
    • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Tradional
      • Estate/ Producers

COTEAU De SAUMUR AOC.     @Saumur

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc   |    ROUGE= Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(South-East)
    • DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire, “Non-Contiguous(2)”, @Hw.#N147
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers– Grenelle, Ladubay

SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY AOC.     @Saumur

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West-Central), Anjou-Saumur(South-East)
    • In Saumur AOC.(North),  DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
    • South-East of Saumur-City(    km.), @Hw.#N147
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Champenois, “Epicenter For Clemant de Loire”
    • Estate/ Producers– Antonio Sanzay, Filliatreau, Langlois, Nerleaux, Le Petit St. Vincent, Roches Neuves, Targe, Yuonne

CREMANT De LOIRE     @Loire

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(Greater)
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Traditionelle(+AGED/+1 Year, On Lees)
    • Cremant de Loire Can Be Produced From the Entire Region , From 13 Different Grapes From Any Area From Muscadet to Sancerre

Generic Appellations of Anjou

  • VITICULTURE– Wine Produced in “ANJOU” Non-Conforming to an AOC..

ANJOU MOUSSEUX AOC.     @Anjou

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc(+60%), Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Grolleau, Pineau d’Anunis
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley, Anjou(Greater), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers

ANJOU GAMAY AOC.     @Anjou

  • ROUGE= Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley, Anjou(Greater), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire

ANJOU PETILLANT AOC.     @Anjou

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc(+80%)
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley, Anjou(Greater), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
  • VINICULTURE–  SPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers

CABERNET D’ANJOU AOC.     @Anjou

  • ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley, Anjou(Greater), DEPARTMENT-Indre-et-Loire
  • VITICULTURE
    • Estate/ Producers


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced