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May 31st, 2000 The Loire Valley Tradition and innovation coexist in France's Sauvignon heartland By Thomas Matthews The Loire Valley is a simple name for so complex a wine region. The Loire River runs for 625 miles through the center of France, rising in the mountains west of Burgundy and flowing in a long arc to the Atlantic Ocean at Nantes.
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