Coteaux du Giennois is the appellation title (formerly Coteaux de Gien) for red, white and rose wines from 14 parishes around Gien, a town between Orleans and Sancerre in the Loire Valley wine region of France.
Coteaux du Giennois wines are typically light reds from Gamay and sometimes Pinot Noir, although the title also accounts for a quantity of crisp Sauvignon Blanc that is not dissimilar in style to those grown just to the south in Sancerre and Pouilly. A small production of light, peach-scented rose (similar to that produced in Chateaumeillant 80 miles/130km to the south) completes the Coteaux du Giennois repertoire.
The terroir in the vineyards where the finest Giennois vines grow is classic 'Upper Loire': limestone soils dotted with flint (silex), and a continental climate. There are roughly 470 acres (190ha) of these vines, producing just over 10000hL of wine each year; very little of it ever leaves France.