The Loire Valley is France’s most diverse wine region, producing excellent and affordable wines in every style. Although best known for crisp dry white wines, including definitive examples of Sauvignon Blanc and the unique seaside wines of Muscadet, and the rich aromatic white wines made from Chenin Blanc, the Loire Valley also produces fruity red wines from Pinot Noir and Gamay and earthy red wines from Cabernet Franc and Malbec. In addition, there are dry and off-dry rosé, elegant sparkling wines and luscious sweet wines.
The rosé wines of the Loire Valley are refreshing, full of flavor and are excellent for barbecues or picnics, and they pair very well with Asian cuisines. They can be dry or off-dry and the sweeter wines are the perfect transition wine for “white Zinfandel” drinkers who want to learn more about wine.