Rosé de Loire

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Rosé de Loire, general, and relatively important, appellation created in 1974 for rosé wine made from a blend of any dark-skinned grape you are likely to find in the Loire, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Grolleau Noir. The wine may be produced anywhere within the anjou, saumur, and touraine zones and usually lies, in quality terms, somewhere between Rosé d’Anjou and Cabernet d’Anjou, with the distinction that it is always dry.

See also loire.