Loire Valley is a region in central France which follows the course of the Loire river from the heart of France towards Nantes on the west coast.
Loire is famous for its white wine from Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne grape varieties.
Red wines are becoming more popular from grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Malbec (known here as Côt) and Gamay.
With Loire been such a vast area with many different styles and diversities, it has been divided into 9 appellations as follows,
Anjou, Auvergne, Cremant de Loire, Pays Nantais - Muscadet, Rose de Loire, Touraine, Upper Loire, Vendee-Poitou and Vendomois.