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