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Coteaux du Giennois wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Coteaux du Giennois is a wine appellation in the Loire Valley region of France. It is a recent appellation having been granted AOC status in 1998.
The appellation covers 184 hectares in two departments (Loiret and Nièvre) in the communes of Beaulieu-sur-Loire, Bonny-sur-Loire, Briare, Gien, Ousson-sur-Loire, Thou, Alligny-Cosne, La Celle-sur-Loire, Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, Myennes, Neuvy-sur-Loire, Pougny, Saint-Loup and Saint-Père.
Some interesting white wines made only from Sauvignon Blanc are produced here along with some less interesting reds and roses made from a mixture of Pinot Noir and Gamay (each must comprise at least 20%).
The appellation is centered on the village of Gien which lies to the north of Pouilly-sur-Loire. A good wine from this appellation is the Coteaux du Giennois by Domaine de Villargeau.
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