The production area of the Cheverny AOC
covers 24 communes. The annual production of approximately 20,000 hectolitres is split into roughly equal proportions: half white, half red/ rosé.
Today, this appellation produces fine, fruity wines much appreciated for their style which is perfectly in tune with today’s tastes: soft, well-balanced and convivial wines.
The grape varieties
Cheverny AOC wines are traditionally, and required to be, blended wines. For the white Chevernys, the grape varieties are Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Menu Pineau. For the Cheverny reds and rosés, the main grape varieties are Gamay Noir à jus blanc and Pinot Noir.
The wines of Cheverny
White wines: Lively and fine, these are a blend of the Sauvignon Blanc, which expresses itself perfectly in this terroir where it unleashes all its aromatic power (notes of blackcurrant and liquorice), and the Chardonnay, which brings elegance. The Menu Pineau can also be used in the blend to create balance if required.
Red wines: Deliciously sappy, these are a blend of the Gamay, giving the wines freshness and an easy-drinking character, and the Pinot Noir which creates finesse and subtlety. Cabernet Franc and Côt can also be used as complementary grape varieties.
Rosé wines: Supple wines, whose freshness is marked by a hint of spice, which is sometimes lightly toasted.