• Monday, Day 28/09/2020
  • A second region known predominantly for its white wines is the Loire, where Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc reign. Chenin, like the Alsace varieties, can be transformed into different styles from dry to luscious, and wines made from this grape also show great ageing capability. The region struggles with its weather, making grape ripening a real challenge, and meaning that its red wines tend to be delicate. Rose wines also feature strongly, including the famous Rose d'Anjou, which is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir.