Normandy has few but exquisite wines on offer. Only a small vineyard is renowned (locally) and produces excellent wines that will wonderfully accompany Lower Normandy’s most famous meals. The local Normandy vineyard is called Arpents du Soleil.
The area where this wine is grown benefits from a dry and sunny microclimate. The first vintage year, 1998, has been almost immediately selected in a famous French wine guide and the vineyards have already received several medals for its quality.
In 2007 the vineyard accounted for 3 ha planted, 15,000 bottles have been produced. This Normandy wine has also received three medals in international competitions in Aquitaine, the very country of wine in France. The winegrower also received trophies for the outstanding quality of his vineyard, in a region where the weather and the soil are not welcoming for wine growing activities.
An explanation to the spectacular quality of this Normandy wine: the soil being foremost mineral and calcareous (like in Burgundy…) the flavour of the wine is consequently gorgeous.
This Normandy wine is foremost white. A red wine will soon be produced too. The wines produced here are based on the following grapes: Melon de Bourgogne, Auxerrois, Pinot Noir, Muller-Thurgau and Pinot Gris. These wines are of excellent quality and each year are quoted by many wine guides (books) as being of growing quality. Why not come to Normandy and taste them?
Lower Normandy not only offers wine but also boasts many local drinks you will be able to enjoy like Ciders, Eaux de vie, local liqueurs and the famous Calvados that you cannot miss if visiting or living in Lower Normandy.