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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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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  • 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


  • Domaine de Rocfontaine Saumur Chamigny Vieilles Vignes 2011

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    Wanted to try a red from the Loire valley but didn't care for it. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • 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


  • Réserve des Vignerons Saumur Champigny 2010

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    dried raspberry, cherry plum on the nose.....hints of vanilla...rich tannins...medium bodied...somewhat short finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • La Cave d'Augustin Florent Saumur 2010

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    This is a very fragrant and fruity wine in the nose. Slightly tannic. Great Quality price ratio. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Réserve des Vignerons Cabernet de Saumur Rosé 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • Réserve des Vignerons Saumur Blanc 2010

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    A bit lack of aroma, but relatively strong taste... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Domaine des Forges Chaume Premier Cru des Coteaux du Layon 2002

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/31850 for twelve pounds.The Chaume AOC was created in 1950 for sweet botrytised white wines made of 100% chenin blanc, from the area around the village of that name about 12 miles south of Angers on the north bank of the River Layon,a tributary of the Loire.From 200... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine des Roches Neuves l'Insolite Saumur Blanc 2008

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    big disappointmentI rather like the Chenin from Thierry Germain, but here the bottle had a problem. A slight smell of cork, not really TCA but cork. In the mouth it is lean. The acidity of citrus leaves no room for much more. A little deviance to the overripe apple of the wines insufficiently protected makes me believe that there was a problem a... Read More

    Wine review by cyril


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