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Coteaux du Vendomois wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Coteaux du Vendomois is a 142 hectare wine appellation in the beautiful Loire Valley in France known for the white wines produced from Chenin Blanc and reds from Pineau d'Aunis. You will also find the unique Vin Gris here. It gained AOC status in 2001 and is located mainly east of the town of Vendome stretching along both banks of the Loir River which is a tributary of the Loire.
For red wines, Pineau d'Aunis must represent at least 40% of plantings. Other grape varieties permitted subject to planting restrictions are Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay. The Vin Gris that this area is famous and must be made from 100% Pineau d'Aunis.
White wines are made from Chenin Blanc supplemented by Chardonnay.
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