The Loire River is added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Located in the geographical heart of France, it rises from south, not far from the Mediterranean Sea to flow into the Atlantic Ocean in the north-west part of the country. Along its way, the river brings together beautiful nature, historical and cultural attractions and the longest and varied wine region in France becoming the third most popular tourist destination in the country after Paris and the Riviera. The Loire is the leading producer of white wines in France, here they are produced in all possible styles: white, red, rosé, sparkling and sweet. Every fourth of the households in France consume wines from the Loire region. The valley which is long over 800 km is divided into the following sub regions: Pays Nantes, Anjou, Saumur, Touraine and Central Loire each with different geography, climate and soils respectively with different local varieties and different style of wines. The viticulture on the banks of the Loire River is part of the agriculture in the region; the grape is cultivated together with many other cultures. The plots are family owned and small sized.
Domaine Pichon Estate is located in the picturesque village Vallée, near Nantes, 50 km from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The young wine-maker Claude-Michel is sixth generation successor to the wine family Pichon. The estate has 920 decares (230 acres) own vineyards. Mainly Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscadet and Pinot Noir are cultivated.
The colour of the wine is pale gold with green highlights. Fascinating aromas of citrus, elder and gooseberry passing to the taste, too. A very fresh and tight body and a caressing aftertaste.
Suitable food - it is recommended to be consumed as an aperitif, with fish or seafood.
Recommended serving temperature: 10-12oС