The Loire Valley is in the north of France and with the exception of the Champagne region is the most northerly region in the country - this also makes it one of the most northerly wine regions in the world. Overall the Loire Valley is home to two main white grapes that make up the bulk of the wines produced here: Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc makes crisp dry whites as does Chenin Blanc, but Chenin also makes off-dry to sweet and sparkling wines as well. The reds are light and fruity and are predominately made from Cabernet Franc or Gamay.
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