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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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  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Sauvignon

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • 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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    No written review

    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...


  • "Do each of you have a preconceived notion of what the wine SHOULD ... ... example, get a red wine from Saumur made from Cab Franc and then get one from Napa, say from Chappellet or Crocker and Star.  The grape came from France, but those wines are nothing alike because those regions are so . And yet they'll both be distinctively Cab Franc. Yo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Accidental Wine Entusiast


  • Reserve des Vignerons Reserve des Vignerons Saumur Champigny 2009

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    Opaque garnet hue, aromas of red & black tree fruits with herbal overtones; bright dry black cherries, black raspberries race across the palate with sweet oak for a moderately long finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


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