The area covered by the Coteaux du Layon appellation stretches over 27 communes in the Maine-et-Loire department along the Layon, a small tributary of the River Loire. It also includes 6 separate and distinct villages: Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Faye-d’Anjou, Rablay-sur-Layon, Rochefort-sur-Loire, Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné and Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay.
The Coteaux du Layon wines are made from Chenin blanc and have an intense robe, yellow or with glints of green, turning to antique gold with hints of amber, an intense and complex nose of acacia honey mixed with hints of floral lemon balm and candied fruits (pineapple, apricot, quince). Long aromatic persistence sharpened by notes of fresh fruit. Full and round on the palate, sometimes creamy but always balanced with a straightforward and refreshing liveliness.
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