Saumur-Champigny wine appellation in the Loire region of France

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Saumur-Champigny wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Saumur-Champigny wine appellation in the Loire region of France is an appellation for red wines made from Cabernet Franc with Cabernet Sauvignon, with Pineau d'Aunis also being permitted. If you choose well, you can find some incredibly well made wines that represent exceptional value for money.
The official appellation body for France, the INAO, says of the wines of Saumur-Champigny "c'est le plus célèbre des vins rouges de l'Anjou".
While the broader Saumur appellation covers some 39 communes, the Saumur-Champigny appellations is restricted to the communes of Chacé, Montsoreau, Parnay, Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, Saumur, Souzay-Champigny, Turquant and Varrains.
Try the Chateau du Hureau Saumur-Champigny Lisagathe for an interesting example of what can be produced in this appellation.
 
     
     
     


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