The wines of the Loire Valley reflect the mood of the landscape. They are soft, pleasant, charming and light. About three quarters of the production are white wines. The main grapes are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon for white wine and Cabernet Franc for red wine.
Continental in the East of the Loire Valley Oceanic in the West of the Valley
Various: Clayey-limestone, limestone, siliceous and chalky soils
White Grapes in Loire Valley: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, Melon. Red Grapes in Loire Valley: Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir.