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🇫🇷FRANCEMassif Central


MASSIF CENTRAL ISAOC.- 14       @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, Pinot Gris, Sacy AKA=Tressallier, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fer Servadou AKA=Braucol/Mansois/Pinenc, Gamay, Le Gouget, Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY France(South-West Interior), Separated From Alps by Rhône River Valley

  • PROVINCES-(Laps or Considered Part of)… Auvergne, Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Midi-Pyreness, Rhone-Alpes
  • DEPARTMENTS-(Laps or Considered Part of)… Allier, Ardeche, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Correze, Creuse, Gard, Haute-Loire, Haute-Vienne, Hérault, Loire, Lot, Lozere, Puy-de-Dome, Rhone, Tarn
  • BORDERS-Aquitane(West), Paris Basin/ Loire River Valley(North), Rhone River Valley(East), Mediterranean Coastlands/ Languedoc(South)
  • Sub-Zones/ AOC.’s- Chateaumeillant AOC., Cotes d’Auvergne AOC., St. Pouricain AOC., Cote Du Forez AOC., Cote Roannaise AOC.
    • IGP.’s Haute-Vienne IGP., Puy-de-Dome IGP., Urfe IGP., Vins de la Correze IGP.

TOPOGRAPHY  FEATURES- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Puy de Dome/Puy de Sancy/ Monts de la Madeleine, Monts du Forez)
    • +Alt.?, Consisting of Plateaus and Mountains
  • TOPOGRAFIC EVENTS- Volcanic Plateaus: Aubrac, Cezallier
  • VOLCANISM–  ~Mounts of Cantal~,  ~Monts Dore~,  ~Chaine des Puys~
  • Massif Central and The Alps Are Separated by the Rhone River Valley.
  • Massif Central Was Formed 300-500 Million Years Ago(Late Paleozoic Period)

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary

  • Crystalline Rock(Granite, Gneiss, Schist), Limestone, Marls

CLIMATE Continental

  • *Summers– Sunny, Dry   |    *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • +WINDS~ ~Foehn~(Originating…?)

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**Massif Central Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



CHATEAUMEILLANT AOC.      @Chateaumeillant

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Le Gouget, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- French(Interior), REGION-Massif Central(North-West)
    • DEPARTMENTS-Indre & Cher
  • TOPOGRAPHY- RollingSLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt.?
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sandstone, Schist, Gneiss, Clay
  • VITICULTURE- 90 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Du Chaillot, Goyer, Henri Bourgeois, Jacques Rouze, Lecomte, Nairaud-Suberville, Roux

Upper Loire Valley

  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ Some Consider St. Pourician AOC., Cotes d’Auvergne AOC., Cote Roannaise AOC. and Cotes du Forez AOC. to Be Part What is Referred to as the Upper Loire Valley.  I Also List Them In Massif Central Because of Proximity and Similarities In Geography, Topography and Climate.

ST. POURICAIN AOC.     @St. Pouricain

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc AKA=Pineau de la Loire, Sauvignon Blanc, Tressallier
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir, Stacy
  • GEOGRAPHY- France(Interior), REGION-Massif Central(North)/Upper Loire Valley
    • DEPARTMENT-Allier
    • COMMUNES-(19)- Besson, Bransat, Bresnay, Cesset, Chatel-de-Neuvre, Chantelle, Chemilly, Contigny, Deneuille les Chantelle, Fleuriel, Fourilles, Louchy-Montfand, Meillard, Monetay Sur Allier, Montord, Saint-Pourcain Sur Sioule, Saulcet, Verneus en Bourbonnais
  • TOPOGRAPHY- RollingOn~Siovle/Allier~River~Tributary~Loire~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Granite, Gneiss, Schist, Quartz
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 645 ha.
    • Estate/ Producers- De Bellevue, Des Berioles, Cave Francois Ray, Christophe Courtinat, Clos de Breuilly, Gardien, Grosbot-Barbara, Jallet, Nebout, Les Nuages, Les Vignerons de Saint-Pourcain, Yannick Touzain
    • Lieu-Dit/ Vineyards- Artanges, Les Aubys, Bellevue, Briailles, Les Cailles, Les Cailloux La Chaize, Chante Milan, Chassignet, Le Clos de Gouzolles, Le Cote de Breux, Le Cote de Pudet, Le Font Gervin, Les Maltodres, Penaud, Puret, La Pierre Billot, Le Plateau, Puy Real, La Roche-Meillard, Rosier, Tilly, Les Vernusses, Les Vignots
  • CULTURE- 2009- AOC. Officially Established

COTES D’AUVERGNE  AOC.      @Clermont-Ferrand

  • BLANC= Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France(Interior), REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley
    • Sub-Zones- Boudes, Chanturgue, Chateaugay, Corent, Madargues
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 480mt.
    • On~Allier~River~Tributary~Loire~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • VITICULTURE- 410 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave Saint-Verny
  • CULTURE- 2011- AOC. Officially Established
  • COTES D’AUVERGNE MADARGUES AOC.     @Riom
  • BLANC=  ?           |   ROUGE=  ?
  • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley, In Cotes D’Auvergne AOC.
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-
  • COTES D’AUVERGNE CHATEAUGAY AOC.     @Cebazat
    • BLANC= ?               |   ROUGE= ?
    • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley, In Cotes D’Auvergne AOC.
      • Estate/ Producers- Rougeyron
  • COTES D’AUVERGNE CHANTURGUE AOC.      @Clermont-Ferrand 
    • BLANC=                |   ROUGE=
    • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley, In Cotes D’Auvergne AOC.
    • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers-
  • COTES D’AUVERGNE CORENT AOC.      @Veyre-Monton
    • BLANC=                |  ROUGE=
    • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley, In Cotes D’Auvergne AOC.
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers-
  • COTES D’AUVERGNE BOUDES AOC.      @\
    • BLANC=                 |   ROUGE=
    • GEOGRAPHY- REGION-Massif Central/Upper Loire Valley, In Cotes D’Auvergne AOC.
      • South of Issoire(   km.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt.?
    • VITICULTURE-  ?haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers-

  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ Some Consider Cote Roannaise AOC., Cotes du Forez AOC. to Be Part What is Referred to as the Upper Loire Valley.  I Also List Them In Massif Central Because of Proximity and Similarities In Geography, Topography and Climate.

COTE ROANNAISE AOC.      @Roanne

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Roussanne, Pinot Gris    
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, In Massif Central(North-East)/Upper Loire Valley
    • DEPARTMENT-Rhone-Alpes, (25km. Long, North-South)
    • COMMUNES-(14)-Ambierle, Bully, Changy, Le Crozet, Lentigny, La Pacaudiere, Renaison, Saint-Alban-Les-Eaux, Saint-Haon-Le-Chatel, Saint-Haon-Le-Vieux, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-Sur-Loire, Villemontais, Villerest
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ HillyOn~Loire~River~(West)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central(Monts de La Madeleine), +Alt. 370mt.- 550mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Granic, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  +Rain Shadow/ ~Monts de la Madeleine~
  • VITICULTURE- 210 haPlanted
  • VINICULTUE- Rose,  Carbonic Maceration
    • Estate/ Producers- Alain Baillon, De la Paroisse, Robert Serol, La Rochette, Vincent Giraudon
  • CULTURE- 1994- AOC. Officially Established.

COTES Du FOREZ AOC.     @Montbrison

  • BLANC=  ?       |   ROUGE= Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, In Massif Central(North-East)/Upper Loire Valley
    • DEPARTMENT-Rhone-Alpe
    • COMMUNES-(17)-Arthun, Boen/Lignon, Bussy-Albieux, Champdieu, Ecotay-l’Olme, Liegneux, Lezigneux, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Marcoux, Montbrison, Pralong, Saint-Agathe-la-Bouteresse, Saint-German-Laval, Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville, Saint-Sixte, Saint-Thomas-la-Garde, Trelins
  • TOPOGRAHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Massif Central(Monts du Forez), +Alt. ?
    • On~Loire~River~(West)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Granic, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  +Rain Shadow/ ~Monts du Forez~
  • VITICULTURE- 120 haPlanted
  • VINICULTUE- Rose,  Rouge,  Carbonic Maceration
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave Verdier-Logel, Clos Chozieux, Couzan, Gilles Bonnefoy, Madone, Poyet, Stephanie Guillot
  • CULTURE- 2000- AOC. Officially Established.

  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ Some Consider Entraygues-le Fels AOC, Estaing AOC., and Marcillac AOC. to Be Part of South-West France.  I Also List Them In Massif Central Because of Proximity and Similarities In Geography, Topography and Climate.

ENTRAYGUES-Le FEL AOC.      @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Mauzac
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Fer
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France/ Massif Central, DEPARTMENT-Aveyron
    • COMMUNES-(8)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 350 mt., On~Lot~River~
  • VITICULTURE- 20 ha Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Auguste Abeil

ESTAING AOC.      @Eastaing

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Mauzac
  • ROUGE= Fer, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- South-West France/ Massif Central, DEPARTMENT-Aveyron
    • VILLAGES– Estaing, Coubisou, Sebrazac
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley,  SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 300mt.
    • On~Lot~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Shale, Limestone, Sandstone
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers-

MARCILLAC AOC.     @Marcillac-Vallon

  • BLANC=  ?          |   ROUGE= Mansois 90% AKA=Fer Servadou/ Braucol/ Pinenc
  • GEOGRAPHY- South-West France/ Massif Central
    • DEPARTMENT-Aveyron, COMMUNES-(11)-Rodez
  • TOPOGRAPHY-“Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt. 350mt.- 500mt.
  • VITICULUTRE- 215 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Domaine du Cros, Laurens, Lionel Osmin & Cie

COTES De MILLAU AOC.       @Millau

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Mauzac
  • ROUGE= Duras, Fer, Gamay, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, South-West France, DEPARTMENT-Aveyon
    • COMMUNES– (17)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Hilly/ Terraced/ Valley(Tarn)
    • SLOPES/ Massif Central, +Alt.?,  On~Tarn~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave des Vignerons des Gorges du Tarn

Indication Geographique Protégée IGP. Massif Central

  • BLANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Massif Central.
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Massif Central.
  • VITICULTURA- Wine Produced In MASSIF CENTRAL Non-Conforming to AOP.

PUY-De-DOME IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Massif Central, DEPARTMENT-Puy-de-Dome

HAUTE-VIENNE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Massif Central, DEPARTMENT-Haute-Vienne

URFE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Massif Central
    • DEPARTMENTLoire, Cotes du Forez, Cote Roannaise

VINS De La CORREZE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Massif Central, DEPARTMENT-Correze


🇫🇷FRANCELorraine


LORRAINE ISAOC.- 2       @

  • BLANC= Auxerrois Blanc, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
  • ROUGE= Aubin, Gamey, Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY– France(North-East), REGION-Lorraine, PROVINCES– Grand Est

  • DEPARTMENTS– Meurthe-Et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Vosges
  • BORDERS-Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Sub-Zones/ AOC.’s- Cotes de Meuse, Cotes de Toul, Moselle

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • ON BASIN/ Paris,  On~Moselle/ Meurthe/ Meuse~Rivers~Tributaries~Rhine~River~

SOILS Metamorphic, Volcanic

CLIMATE Maritime With Continental” Influences

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COTES De TOUL AOC.      @Toul

  • BLANC= Auxerrois, Muller-Thurgau
  • ROUGE= Aubin, Gamey, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France(North-East), REGION-Lorraine, LATITUDE: 49° N
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 170mt.- 280mt.
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Jurassic Age(Clay, Limestone)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE-  Still,  Sparkling
    • Estate/ Producers- Lelievre

MOSELLE AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Auxerrois Blanc, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France(North-East), REGION-Lorraine, LATITUDE: 49°N
    • DEPARTMENT-Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, MUNICIPALITIES-(19)-
    • Sub-Zones- Sierck les Bains, Mets/ Pays Messin, Vic-sur-Seille
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ 250 mt., +Alt. ?,  IN BASIN/ Paris
    • On~Seille~Tributary~to~Moselle~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Limestone, Marl
  • CLIMATE- “Continental With OceanicInfluence
  • VITICULTURE- ?   ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Molozay Chateau de Vaux

COTES De MEUSE IGP.      @Verdun

  • BLANC= Auxerrois, Muller-Thurgau
  • ROUGE= Aubin, Gamey, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France(North-East), REGION-Lorraine, LATITUDE: 49° N
    • DEPARTMENT-Meuse, MUNICIPALITIES-(15)-
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 260mt. – 350mt.
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Jurassic Age(Clay, Limestone)
  • CLIMATE- “Continental With OceanicInfluence
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE-  Still,  Sparkling
    • Estate/ Producers-


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