It is between the Touraine and Saumur wine regions that Cabernet Franc expresses all its character, infused with the characteristic chalky notes of tufa (Loire Valley’s predominant subsoil rock). Mostly vinified alone, Cabernet Franc accounts for more than half of the total production of red wines in the Loire Valley.
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Discover the characteristics of wine grapes (varietals) used in the Loire Valley : Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, Gamay and more !
From the Muscadet vineyards through the Anjou-Saumur wine region, Touraine and the Cher valley up to Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. A total of ten grape varieties make up the diversity of Loire Valley wines.