The regional appellation, with around 12,000 hectares in the western section (left bank) of the major wine-growing region Loire Valley comprises about 220 communities around the city of Angers. The former VDQS area Vins du Thouarsais was built in 2011. The wines from this region were estimated from the Middle Ages, but at that time dominated by whites. The much smaller appellation lies to the east of the area, which have very similar wines could be marketed as Anjou (but not vice versa). There is a wide variety of sub-appellations. With about half the production is dominated dry to sweet and young to be drinking rosĂ©. These are among the AC RosĂ© d'Anjou (Anjou rosĂ© or) blended mainly from Grolleau (here Groslot) with amounts of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d'Aunis, Gamay and Malbec. Another rosĂ© is produced by the AC Cabernet d'Anjou Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Under the AC Anjou red and white wines and rosĂ© wines are also produced. The white wine is made from Chenin Blanc (at least 80%), Chardonnay (maximum 20%) and Sauvignon Blanc blended.
The red wine produced from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pineau d'Aunis. Another red wine from the Gamay grape is produced by the AC Anjou Gamay. A rarely used AC Anjou Coteaux de la Loire west of the city of Angers, which applies to white wines from Chenin Blanc. Under the AC Anjou-Villages wines made â€‹â€‹from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are produced. The community Brissac with nine other surrounding communities of which was removed in 1986 and its own AC Anjou-Villages Brissac-created. Sparkling wines and sparkling wines in white and pink are produced by the AC's Anjou Anjou pĂ©tillant and mousse. The white of Chenin Blanc (at least 60%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Gamay, Grolleau and Pineau d'Aunis, and the rose-colored varieties of the same except for Chenin Blanc. Well-known producers in the territory are ChĂ˘teau de TignĂ© , Chateau Pierre Bise, ChĂ˘teau la VariĂ¨re, Domaine de Bablut, Domaine de Gatines, Ogereau Domaine, Domaine Philippe Delesvaux and Domaine Richou. As enclaves in large area, there are the appellations of Anjou Bonnezeaux , Coteaux de l'Aubance , Coteaux du Layon , Quarts de Chaume and (The latter with two special situations as a separate AC's).