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Saumur is a region in the Loire Valley. It is best known for its traditional-method sparkling wines made from Chenin Blanc, but also contains the very good red wine-producing region of Saumur Champigny, where the variety cultivated is Cabernet Franc.
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Varietals Produced in Saumur View all

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Domaine des Sansay

    Le Domaine des Sanzay compte aujourd’hui 28 hectares dont 24 sont exclusivement consacrés à la pr...

  • Domaine des Roches Neuves

    I have realised,through many conversations and a lot of deep thinking about the elaboration of wi...

  • Cave de Amadeu

    Mario Geisse, the founder of Cave de Amadeu, is a Chilean born oenologist who moved to Brazil in ...

  • Bouvet Ladubay

    The Loire Valley is a place of natural grace and harmony. The majestic river, the soft light, the...

  • Marcel Schlosser (Domaine du Vieux Pressoir)

    The property is situated in a historical place which is famous for its Alsace Grand Cru wines. Th...

  • Gratien & Meyer

    Gratien & Meyer is a traditional producer of fine sparkling wines. Their refined elegance and exq...

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Saumur on Snooth

  • Loire valley is like going back to my roots- spent several summers in Saumur!Any thoughts on Gavi di Gavi? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Bouvet Brut Signature

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    Just returned from France where we had a outstanding meeting and interview with ... with ... restaurant outside Saumur... best food of our visi Read More

    Wine review by Bobbles


  • It was indeed a great trip although I did get rained on a couple of timesI have ... served with my evening meals;Saumur Champigny Tradition Domaine de Bonneliere 2012Boulaouane Vin du Maroc NVCotes de Bordeaux La Rose Bellvue Blaye 2013On the other couple of other evenings I just had a 'pichet' of wine so cannot be sure of detailsIn Chinon I bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Saumur Champigny Tradition Domaine de Bonneliere 2012

    Snoothrank:

    I was with a group of friends having dinner in a restaurant in the French town ... ... of not paying the bill !.Saumur-Champigny is an AOC created in 1957 for red wines made from cabernet franc in the central Loire valley south-east of the town of Saumur Domaine de Bonneliere is a 30 hectare estate run by Anthony and Cedric Bonneau, brothers f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have just returned from my long weekend motorcycle trip to France;Saumur,Fontevraud Abbey,Chinon castle, Chateau de Chennonceaux and Rouen.I got served some nice wines with my evening meals in the hotels and I managed to find space in my baggage for a few souvenir bottles.I bought two bottles of Chinon in Chinon plus a Vouvray and a Touraine.I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Cabernet d'Anjou

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    Heerlijke rosewijn, licht zoet. Fris opdienen. Ideale terraswijn Read More

    Wine review by devosp


  • Ackerman Bellerive Cabernet d'Anjou 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Went back today. She's having a tasting of Hungarian wines. But she ... ... ones. Very different from Saumur or Chinon of course, and sometimes you don't even know that it's CF you're drinking, but the good ones seem to get it in a way that lets them keep the CF qualities w/out losing the CA qualities. Same with Washington. When done right, it... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...


  • I'm no expert on Loire reds, but I confess to liking them a lot and ... ... had some really good CF from Saumur. And then there's CF from Cali and Washington--one of the best I've had for the buck was Canoe Ridge up that way. I am imagining the Orange County (Emark and Lingprof host) Cab Frank Throwdown. GregT, that poor woman had no idea who ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...


  • KLwines looks like a star in comparison to those options of yours, JD. ... ... regularly--only questionable Saumur and Touraine these days--multiple cot and gamay options, but no CF--wtf?), and at one of them they thought Bourgueil was in Italy.  ;-(Off further afield in the next day or two. Hopefully will find something reasonable, but it see... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...


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