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Savennieres wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Savennieres is a wine appellation in the Loire region of France near the city of Angers in the département of Maine-et-Loire covering only the communes of Bouchemaine, La Possonnière and Savennières. The appellation allows only white wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape which is known locally as Pineau de la Loire. It was granted AOC status in December, 1952 and covers only 146 hectares and about 30 producers.
There are two crus that lie within the appellation namely "La Roche aux Moines" and "La Coulée de Serrant" the latter of which is a monopole currently owned by the Joly family.
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