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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 Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sauvignon

  • 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...

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  • 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?


  • Barton & Guestier Rose d'Anjou 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • 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?


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