Saumur red is made from mostly Cabernet France grapes and is fresh and fruity.
Saumur Champigny is a product of heavily limestone-based soils, delivering a powerful and spicy wine.
Anjou Village Brissac is a stronger, more robust wine which nonetheless offers rounded tannins.
Chinon: This appellation uses Cabernet Franc grapes to produce full-bodied, fruity red wines when grown on limestone-heavy soils, but are fresher and lighter when grown near the Loire.
Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Here too, Cabernet Franc is the dominant variety, producing aromatic and fairly concentrated wines with cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas with rounded tannins.
Cheverny: Grown on clay-limestone or siliceous soils, Cherverny red wines are light, fine and elegant. These are the result of a perfect harmony between Pinot Noir, for finesse and subtlety, and Gamay for freshness and rounded flavour.