Loiret's vineyards ©Christophe Mouton

LOIRET'S
WINES AND VINEYARDS

ORLÉANS AND GIENNOIS WINES

Orléans' wines, which are preferentially grown on the plateaux located on either bank of the River Loire, have earned themselves a fine reputation thanks to the area's dynamic and devoted winegrowers.

Fresh and thirst-quenching, these pinots noirs, pinots gris and pinots meuniers boast a fine rose-coloured robe and a bouquet of redcurrant and blackcurrant – the perfect match for a dish of Sologne game or a selection of charcuterie.

Upstream, the Coteaux du Giennois vineyards stretch across the banks of the Loire as far as Loiret's southernmost border with Nièvre. These light and fruity wines were recently awarded their own AOC (controlled designation of origin) and offer a subtle accompaniment to the region's goat's cheese or a tasty Andouille de Jargeau chitterling sausage – the perfect association to highlight their fine character.