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Rotwein 2011 Anjou AOC, Loire, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 17.50 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #DMO-L1201

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Last reviewed: 20 August, 2014

The regional appellation in the western section of the Loire wine region, or on the left bank of this river, comprises some 220 communes around the town of Angers. The former VDQS division Vins du Thouarsais was integrated in 2011. Red, rosé, white and sparkling wines are produced here under many AOC appellations. The wines from here were already appreciated in the Middle Ages, but at that time white wines dominated. The vineyards cover about 12,000 hectares of vine area. The much smaller Saumur appellation is located in the east, whose very similar wines can also be marketed as Anjou (but not vice versa).

With about half of the production,...

Appellation for red, rosé and white wines in the French Loire wine region. The former VDQS division, which was created in 2002 from the Orléanais area, was classified in 2006. The vineyards cover 80 hectares of vineyards in 13 communes in the Loiret department. The rosé and red wines are made from the Auvernat(Pinot Noir) and Pinot Meunier varieties, while the white wines are mainly made from Auvernat Blanc(Chardonnay). There are also Coteaux du Giennois and Orléans-Cléry.

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

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