Orleans | wine appellation | Loire Valley | France

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Orleans wine appellation
Wine appellation
Country: France

The Orleans wine appellation is a relatively new one having gained appellation status in November 2006. It is situated in the upper Loire Valley around the city of Orleans. White wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, rose from Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir and red wines from a blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir are permitted.
The communes that comprise this appellation are scattered along the banks of the Loire. They are Baule, Beaugency, Chécy, Cléry-Saint-André, Mardié, Mareau-aux-Prés, Meung-sur-Loire, Mézières-lez-Cléry, Olivet, Orléans, Saint-Ay, Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Mesmin and Saint-Jean-de-Braye. In all, only some 88 hectares are devoted to vines.
Look for wines from Jacky Legroux and Pascal Javoy.

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