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Montlouis-sue-Loire wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Montlouis-sue-Loire is a wine appellation in the Loire Valley region of France and is a sub-appellation of the broader Touraine appellation. It bears many similarities to the Vouvray appellation that lies on the other side of the Loire (Montlouis is on the southern side). Hence, crisp dry whites are produced from the Chenin Blanc grape here. The vines gain sustenance from the underlying Turonian chalk that typifies this area.
The appellation covers three communes to the east of the city of Tours and covers some 350 hectares in the communes of Lussault-sur-Loire, Montlouis-sur-Loire and Saint-Martin-le-Beau. The appellation was one of the first in France to be created having been established in December 1938.
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