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.
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 :
- Clos de la Coulée de Serrant (available in the UK from Yapp) – uses bidynamic principles – to visit see https://www.tourisme.destination-angers.com
- Roche aux Moines – see www.domaine-aux-moines.com
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
somewhere to stay? ferry? trains?, car hire?