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No more spraying with herbicides in Anjou and Saumur

A tour of France’s vineyards today shows that more and more wine producers prefer to let the grass and the weed remain in the vineyard instead of removing it. Today, many refrain from chemical weed control, also those who are not organic. The region of Anjou-Saumur in the Loire Valley has gone one step further. […]

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Chenin Blanc plantings decrease in Anjou

Anjou in the Loire Valley is an important region for the white grape Chenin Blanc. In Anjou you find for example Savennières where they produce great dry Chenin wines and Coteaux du Layon where they make some fabulous sweet Chenin wines. Today there are 5000 hectares of Chenin Blanc in Anjou. The black grapes have […]

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Domaine Pierre Chauvin 2008, Cuvée La Fontaine des Bois, Anjou | Britt’s Wine of the Month

Britt’s Wine of the Month: Domaine Pierre Chauvin 2008, Cuvée La Fontaine des Bois, AOP Anjou, Loire Valley In the heart of sweet wine appellation Coteaux du Layon in the region of Anjou (Loire), we find this estate of 15 hectare. Paul-Eric Chauvin is the fifth generation to continue the family tradition. The winery is […]

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Domaine Montgilet, Anjou | BKWine Pick

The brothers Vincent and Victor Lebreton in Juigné-sur-Loire makes some incredibly good-value wines, both red, dry white and sweet white. My favorite red is Anjou Village Brissac 1998, with one year’s oak aging – very well structured, with ripe fruit and a touch of vanilla (9.15€ from the domaine), and the dry white Anjou Blanc […]

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