The regional appellation in the western section of the Loire wine-growing region, or on the left bank of this river, comprises around 220 communes around the city of Angers. The former VDQS area Vins du Thouarsais was integrated in 2011. Red, rosé, white and sparkling wines are produced here under many AOC designations. The wines from here were already appreciated in the Middle Ages, but at that time white wines dominated. The vineyards cover around 12,000 hectares of vines. The much smaller appellation of Saumur lies to the east, whose very similar wines can also be marketed as Anjou (but not vice versa). Dry to sweet and young-drinking rosé wines dominate with about half of the production. These are blended under the name Rosé d'Anjou (or Anjou Rosé) from mainly Grolleau Noir (here Groslot) with proportions of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d'Aunis, Gamay and Malbec (Cot). Another rosé is produced under the name Cabernet d'Anjou from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.