The white wines of the Loire Valley

Loire Valley wines are on the rise: in France and abroad, and more particularly on the American market, the largest wine market in the world.

Source: Interloire and La revue du vin de France

1.

The Loire Valley a strategic economic player

  • 6200 crop reporters

  • 250 dealers

  • 16 cooperatives

  • 1.3 Bn € turnover of which 21% from exports 

2.

The 3rd largest French vineyard for appellation wines

3.

The vineyard of diversity and renowned wines

  • 41% white wines (dry, sweet or sweet)

  • 24% rosé wines (dry, semi-dry)

  • 21% red wines

  • 14% fine bubbles (raw, from mis-dry)

4.

A vineyard with a strong presence on all circuits in France and strong growth in exports (+36% in 10 years).

5.

Top 5 most exported PDOs :

  • PDO Crémant de Loire

  • PDO rosé d'Anjou and cabernet d'Anjou

  • PDO Muscadet

  • PDO Touraine

  • PDO Vouvray

6 .

  • American buyers are betting on white Nigerians

  • The Loire Valley is the region that will experience the highest demand over the next 2 years according to American professional buyers.

7 .

  • 64% of American professionals believe that sales of white wine from the Loire will increase.

  • 36% of American professionals believe that sales of white wine from the Loire will remain stable.

  • 0% of American professionals believe that sales of white wine from the Loire Valley will decline.

8.

The development of white wine consumption in the United States

+ 36% since 2005

9 .

The recognition of sauvignon and chenin

According to the WINE TRADE MONITOR, these 2 emblematic grape varieties of the white wines of the Loire Valley will be the most sought-after white grape varieties in the next 2 years. They are already among the 4 most purchased grape varieties.

  • 1 CHARDONNAY

  • 2 SAUVIGNON

  • 3 RIESLING

  • 4 CHENIN

The Loire Valley accounts for 92% of the surface area of chenin in France.