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Valencay wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Valencay is a recently promoted AOC wine appellation (it gained AOC status in 2004) in the Loire region of France that adjoins the Touraine appellation. While it extends across fourteen communes in two départements (Indre and Loir-et-Cher) its total extent is only 142 hectares. The communes are Chabris, Faverolles, Fontguenand, Luçay-le-Mâle, Lye, Menetou-sur-Nahon, Parpeçay, Poulaines, Valençay, Varennes-sur-Fouzon, La Vernelle, Veuil, Villentrois and Selles-sur-Cher.
Red wines are made from Gamay, Malbec (Cot), Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. White wines are made from Sauvignon Blanc, Arbois and Chardonnay.
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