Chinon, Bourgueil & Saumur (Loire Valley)
Discover the red wines of Gamay and Cabernet Franc wines in Bourgueil, St Nicolas de Bourgueil, and Chinon. The villages of Bourgueil, Chinon and Saumur are known for their Cabernet Franc based wines that range from light and fruity in Saumur to rich and velvety in Chinon.
Gamay is grown extensively in the Loire Valley around Tours where it is typically blended with Cabernet Franc and Cot a local clone of the Malbec. It is a purple-colored grape variety with a light, fruity style and also used to make rosé wines in Anjou and Saumur. These wines are similar to those of Beaujolais crus but with raspberry notes and the signature fresh-peppery nose of the Cabernet Franc, unlike Cabernet franc from warmer climates
Red Wine Tour
Vineyard & History Tour