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Spread over 500 miles, the Loire wines offer a great diversity: white, red, sweet, sparkling. Reported on the UNESCO world heritage list, the Loire river features a rich history and magnificent wines such as Vouvray, Sancerre, Bourgueil or Pouilly Fume.

The Loire region is in fact 4 distinct regions that each embrace their own unique characteristics and grapes:

  • Pays Nantais and the well known Muscadet made out of Melon de Bourgogne
  • L’Anjou featuring Savenniere and the sweet Coteau du Layon
  • Tourraine combining Carbernet Franc (in Bourgueil, St Nicolas de Bourgueil and Chinon) and Chenin Blanc (Vouvray, Montlouis Sur Loire)
  • The Center region with the world-acclaimed Pouilly Fume, Menetou Salon and Sancerre

Loire wines are very popular in the United States. Indeed, Sancerre wines jumped 20% in sales over the last 12 months and the US is now among the top 4 importers of Muscadet wines.

The French Corner is very keen on Center Loire Sauvignon Blanc wines as they offer a perfect match for fish, white meat and cheese dishes. The variety of styles allow the consumer to find wines that match their tastes or would complement a meal.

The French Corner Loire Producers

Chateau Elget

Domaine Bouchie Chatellier

Jerome Godon