The Loire Essentials

The Loire Essentials

Essentials
45 min
Beginner
Essentials
45 min
Beginner
The grapes growing along France's longest river produce a range of wines, from crisp Sauvignon Blanc to floral Cabernet Franc and more. Learn about grape varieties, the unique soil and climate, and meet responsible winemakers making the Loire an international star.
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The grapes growing along France's longest river produce a range of wines, from crisp Sauvignon Blanc to floral Cabernet Franc and more. Learn about grape varieties, the unique soil and climate, and meet responsible winemakers making the Loire an international star.

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Look Inside

7 min
Welcome
8 min
Geography
7 min
White Grape Varieties
9 min
Climate & Soil
6 min
Red Grape Varieties
8 min
Wrap-up

What you'll learn

  • Climate of the Loire Valley

  • Subregions of the Loire

  • Main grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon Blanc

People you'll meet

Philippe Gilbert
Domaine Philippe Gilbert
Philippe Gilbert
Winemaker
Domaine Philippe Gilbert
Philippe Gilbert
Winemaker
Emmanuel Ogereau
Domaine Ogereau
Emmanuel Ogereau
Winemaker
Domaine Ogereau
Emmanuel Ogereau
Winemaker
Jo Landron
Domaine Jo Landron
Jo Landron
Winemaker
Domaine Jo Landron
Jo Landron
Winemaker
Rémy Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Rémy Mabileau
Winemaker
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Rémy Mabileau
Winemaker
Frédéric Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Frédéric Mabileau
Winemaker
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Frédéric Mabileau
Winemaker
Florent Pinard
Domaine Vincent Pinard
Florent Pinard
Winemaker
Domaine Vincent Pinard
Florent Pinard
Winemaker
Clément Pinard
Domaine Vincent Pinard
Clément Pinard
Winemaker
Domaine Vincent Pinard
Clément Pinard
Winemaker

Points you'll earn

9
Wine IQ Points
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