Savennières – Loire wine village

savennieres
Savennieres

The small appellation of Savennières includes only three communes south of Angers on the right bank of the Loire – Savennières, Bouchemaine and la Possonniè. The Chenin Blanc grapes of Savennières are grown on schist. This helps to give the wines very different characters, predominantly dry.

Coulee de Serrant bottle

The Savennières vineyards go back to the beginning of the Christian era. For nearly two thousand years they have yielded  fine white wines with excellent longevity.

Some highly praised wines are produced here including :

for more info on Loire Valley wines see https://loirevalleywine.com/

There is not much to the small village of Savennières (49 Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire) except for the bridge over the Loire, which lies about 10 miles/16 km southwest of Angers where you will find a proper Castle, numerous Chateaux, a cathedral, museums and pick up various wine routes

Hotel 3 Lieux
Hotel Les 3 Lieux

nearby Hotel Les 3 Lieux at Les Ponts-de-Cé, in a 19th century house on the banks of the River Loire OR a gîte V l’eau de la loire in the village of Savennières itself.

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