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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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Cave de Vignerons de Saumur

    In the Saumur region the tufa stone unites with the climate of the Anjou region to give Saumur wi...

  • Domaine des Roches Neuves

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

  • Château de Villeneuve

    A beautiful 18th century home , the Château de Villeneuve stands proudly on a plateau and its fir...

  • Bouvet Ladubay

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

  • Gratien & Meyer

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

  • Cave de Amadeu

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

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Saumur on Snooth

  • I have good friends who run a tasting school near Saumur called Le Tasting Room.  They do all kinds of customized wine exploration and you might enjoy a day with them to get oriented to the wines in the region, have a lovely lunch in their barrel cellar and then visit a winery or two after lunch.One of my favorite small wineries to visit is Chat... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • @ DMCKER: I have been to Burgundy and love the Pinots. Also like the german ... ... Chinon are very close to Saumur where we will be staying for 4 nights, so will definitely check those out. Thank you! And I´ll make sure to post a trip report to make you all jelaous:)@Duncan 906: I am staying at "Les terrases de saumur" and it seems like they ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • I visited the Loire valley on the motorbike last year and the year before and I did enjoy it. Saumur is one of the most beauitiful small towns in France. There is a massive medieval castle in the middle of it overlooking the river with vineyards next to it..A place worth visiting from the wine point of view is the premises of Louis de Grenelle [... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • Thank you for the quick answer. I think I am going to focus more on whites as ... (its a 2 hours drive from Saumur, do you think its worth it? Maybe for the oysters...).I don´t know too much about the Loire wines, but I do love crisp Sancerres (thats why we split the trip an stay for 2 nights right in Sancerre). I decided for the Loire as I ha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • A  vegetarian lady came to lunch yesterday so I served a cheese and ... ... Louis de Grenelle place in Saumur. It turned out to be a good choice. It is very dry but very sparkling with a sour raspberry and cherry style fru Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Louis de Grenelle Saumur Rose NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from Louis de Grenelle's place in Saumur on my trip back in May.The wine is made and stored in some of the caves and tunnels in the limestone beneath the town some of which were dug out by prisoners during the 17th and 18th century.Much of the excavated material was used in buildings in the town.My bottle is made by ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • So I've gone back into my Cellar Tracker tasting notes and found just a ... to procure another Chinon, a Saumur, hunt down a CF dominant wine from Bordeaux and have a CF tastin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc


  • Joseph Verdier Saumur Domaine de la Seigneurie des Tourelles Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau de la Durandiere Vieilles Vignes Saumur 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 6 euros from the Louis de Grenelle shop when I ... when I visited the town of Saumur back in May.Saumur is an AOC created in 1936 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from around the town of that name in the Loire valley.My bottle of red , m... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Every year the group of which I am a member [the London BMW Club] have a ... ... and also Chinon,Amboise and Saumur. We rode along a road next to the Loire river which was quite low so I suspect they have not had a lot of rain this year. I made a notes of the wines we were served at dinner in the hotel and on my return to London looked them up... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


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