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The Nantais

Listed under Wine Regions in Loire Valley, France.

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This is the warm end of the Loire river, the bit where it widens, heading to the sea, and the edge of French vineyard country.  This is Muscadet country, or as the locals call the grapes, Melon de Bourgogne, a dry white, with a reputation for being a bit too easy drinking for wine buffs.  Of the four regions within the region the best wines are generally thought to come out of Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine – look especially for the vineyards with the Hermine d'Or classification.  

The land here is flat, and rich, there's a lot more than wine growing here, and the vine rows of vineyards are patched together with food fields.  Fish from the river make up the table of exceptionally lush local produce.  

Written by  Nell Anderson.

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