Anjou-Villages AOC is a red wine only appellation created for the 1986 vintage onwards, as a superior version of Anjou Rouge AOC. The wine is made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in 46 communes (listed below) south of the Loire river, in the Aubance and Layon valleys in the Anjou region of France’s Loire valley

Vineyard area & wine production: 1988 14,083hl (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.238).

Communes (46): Bouillé-Loretz. | Bouillé-Saint-Paul. | Cersay. | Ambillou-Château. | Aubigné-sur-Layon. | Beaulieu-sur-Layon. | Blaison-Gohier. | Bouchemaine. | Brigné. | Chalonnes-sur-Loire. | Champ-sur-Layon. | Champtocé-sur-Loire. | Chanzeaux. | Charcé-Saint-Ellier-sur-Aubance. | Chaudefonds-sur-Layon. | Chavagnes. | Cléré-sur-Layon. | Concourson-sur-Layon. | Coutures. | Faveraye-Mâchelles. | Faye-d’Anjou. | La Fosse-de-Tigné. | Ingrandes. | La Jumellière. | Martigné-Briand. | Le Mesnil-en-Vallée. | Montjean-sur-Loire. | Notre-Dame-d’Allençon. | Nueil-sur-Layon. | Passavant-sur-Layon. | La Pommeraye. | La Possonnière. | Rablay-sur-Layon. | Rochefort-sur-Loire. | Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné. | Saint-Georges-sur-Layon. | Saint-Georges-sur-Loire. | Saint-Germain-des-Prés. | Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay. | Savennières. | Tancoigné. | Thouarcé. | Tigné. | Trémont. | Valanjou. | Les Verchers-sur-Layon.

Wine style: See Anjou-Villages Brissac AOC.

Wineries

Certified organicDomaine aux Moines.

Bibliography

Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p29-29.