Loire Valley Wines
Once you’ve chosen your accommodation at Le Chant, you can look forward to tasting some of the best wines that the Loire has to offer!
The Loire is the longest river in France. With a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 mi). It rises (starts) in the Cevennes in the departement of Ardèche at 1,350 m (4,430 ft) near Mont Gerbier de Jonc and flows into the Bay of Biscay. Along its length there are many areas of land given over to the growing of vines specifically for wine-making. In the area near to us, here in what’s known as the Western Loire, we’re fortunate to have almost perfect growing conditions.
There’s a great ‘at a glance’ guide to the region’s wines here. Our local ‘appellations’ are Bourgueil, Chinon, Anjou and of course, Saumur. Within the boundaries of Saumur, you’ll now find four, not three appellations, with the recent addition of the AOC Le Puy Notre Dame.
Stu & Syb Bradley.
Le Chant d’Oiseau.