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Coteaux du Loir wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Coteaux du Loir is a small wine appellation in the Loire Valley region of France. It is part of the broader Touraine appellation. Red, white and rose wines are produced here.
The whites are produced from Chenin Blanc and the reds from Pineau d'Aunis, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Gamay. The rose is produced from the same grapes as the red wines except that Grolleau can also be used up to a maximum of 25%.
The appellation is spread across six communes in the Indre-et-Loire département and another thirteen in the neighbouring Sarthe département. The communes lie on both sides of the Loir River which is a tributary of the Loire (via the Sarthe River, which in turn is a tributary of the Maine River which flows into the Loire).
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