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Bonnezeaux wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Bonnezeaux is a tiny wine appellation in the Loire region of France centered on the village of the same name. Bonnezeaux lies about 20 kilometres south of the city of Angers.
The appellation extends over less than 150 hectares on the slopes from the village down to the Layon river. The soils are primarily schist interlaced with seams of quartz. It was granted AC status in 1951.
The appellation permits the production of sweet white wines from the Chenin Blanc grape. These wines are quite ageworthy.
Two of the best known producers are Chateau de Fesles and Domaine Rene Renou.
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