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Saturday, 27 December 2008

Some sparkling production figures

It is curiously difficult to get statistics out of the Syndicat General des Crémants Vignerons Producteurs de Crémant de Loire – they seem to treat figures as state secrets.

Anyway here are some figures for the production of Loire sparkling wine in 2007 showing the production of Crémant finally taking the number one position from Saumur.

Crémant de Loire: 103,273 hls
Saumur Brut: 94,284
Vouvray: 76,955
Touraine: 27,754
Montlouis: 10,345
Anjou: 2942

Total 315,553 hls

Total production in bottles: 39,444,125.
The Loire's total sparkling wine production is only 11.5% of that of Champagne, where 338.7 million bottles of Champagne were produced in 2007. However, permitted yields in Champagne are substantially higher than they are in the Loire.

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