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Anjou Villages Brissac wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Anjou Villages Brissac is a wine appellation in the Loire Valley of France. It is well-known for refined reds made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The appellation is a sub-appellation of the broader Anjou and Anjou-Villages appellations. The Anjou appellation, which was created in 1936, is very broad covering over 150 communes in three neighbouring départements. Anjou-Villages covers a more restricted geographical area of 46 communes and was created in 1987 to reward the higher quality wines being produced in those communes. Since 1998, a much smaller area of less than 100 hectares is entitled to use the Anjou Villages Brissac AOC. This appellation lies between Angers and Saumur on the southern bank of the Loire and is centered on the village of Brissac-Quince.
Look for wines from Domaine Richou, Château la Varière and Domaine des Rochelles.
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