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Cheverny wine appellation
Wine appellation
Country: France

Cheverny is a wine appellation in the Loire region of France covering 24 communes and approximately 350 hectares, south-west of the city of Orleans and north-east of the city of Tours. It sits in the wedge of flat plains between the Loire and Cher rivers and covers the communes of Candé-sur-Beuvron, Cellettes, Cheverny, Chitenay, Cormeray, Cour-Cheverny, Feings, Fougères-sur-Bièvre, Fresnes, Huisseau-sur-Cosson, Maslives, Mont-près-Chambord, Monthou-sur-Bièvre, Les Montils, Montlivault, Muides-sur-Loire, Ouchamps, Saint-Claude-de-Diray, Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire, Saint-Laurent-Nouan, Sambin, Seur, Tour-en-Sologne and Vineuil. It was elevated to AOC status in 1993.
The main red grape varieties are Gamay and Pinot Noir supported by up to 15% of Cabernet Franc and Cot.
Rose wines are made from Gamay supported by Pineau d'Aunis and Pinot Noir.
White wines must contain between 60% and 85% of Sauvignon Blanc along with some Chardonnay, Menu Pineau and Chenin Blanc.
Look for producers such as Herve Villemade's Domaine du Moulin or the wines of Philippe Tessier or Francois Cazin.
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