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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Cheverny in the middle loire was promoted to full aoc status in 1993 and produces a wide range of wines in an enclave in the north east corner of touraine near Blois (see loire map) whose vineyards had grown to 632 ha/1,561 acres by 2012. Light reds and rosés may be made from Pinot Noir with some Gamay. But most Cheverny is based on Sauvignons Blanc and Gris, typically blended with a little Chardonnay and/or Chenin Blanc, which can offer a good-value northern riposte to Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Wines made from the local romorantin grape have their own 53-ha appellation Cour Cheverny.