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Haut-Poitou brands

Though the region is associated with the Loire Valley, Haut-Poitou is very much an outlying zone. Poitiers, the town at the center of the appellation, lies a full 80 kilometers from Saumur.

Haut-Poitou is the AOC appellation for wines from the area around the city of Poitiers, in western central France. It covers red, white and rosé wines, mostly from Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay,  Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.