At wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley you will get to try the region’s famous white wines. Being located a cool-climate area, the Loire Valley wine region favours the production of white wines.
The main variety is Sauvignon Blanc that results in a ripe and acid wine with aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and a hint of smoke. Another popular white wine is Chenin Blanc that comes in a range of varieties depending on the region that produces it. Generally, the aromas you will find in Chenin Blanc are those of honey, apple and pear.
If you want to try a red wine during wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley, be sure to go for some Cabernet Franc, also called Breton. Cabernet Franc from central Loire Valley is spicy and sour, and presents aromas of pepper, soft plum, cherry and tobacco.