Anjou-Villages-Brissac AOC is a red wine appellation dating from 1998. The region lies south of Angers in Anjou in the Loire Valley of France. It represents the best area for red wines within the wider Anjou-Villages AOC created in 1987. Chenin Blanc-based white wines from this exact same area are bottled under the Coteaux de l’Aubance AOC.
Communes (10): Brissac-Quincé. | Denée. | Juigné-sur-Loire. | Mozé-sur-Louet. | Mûrs-Erigné. | Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets. | Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance. | Saint-Saturnin-sur-Loire. | Soulaines-sur-Aubance. | Vauchrétien.
Soil: Clay soils over weathered schist (Andrew Jefford: 2006, p.49).
Wine style: Andrew Jefford praises the best reds of the Anjou-Villages and Anjou-Villages-Brissac AOC and identifies their ‘tannic substance and depth of meaty fruit quite unfamiliar in Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur-Champigny. For contemporary international tastes, they are often more appealing than the nervous and chilly reds of Touraine (Andrew Jefford: 2006, p.49-50).
Gué d’Orger. | Château Princé.
The Oxford Companion to Wine 3rd edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW (Oxford University Press, 2006), p.24.