Saumur Wine


Saumur is an appellation in the Loire Valleycreated in 1936 for red,rose,and white wines from 31 communes around the town of that name.The Saumur Mousseux appellation was created for sparkling wines in 1976. 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...

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

  • 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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  • Cave de Amadeu

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

  • Château de Chaintres

    The Château de Chaintres is at the very heart of the appellation of Saumur Champigny. There has b...

  • 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...

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  • Domaine de la Guilloterie Saumur Champigny les Loges 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a stand at the London France Show back in January. Saumur Champigny is an appellation created in 1957,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines made mostly of the cabernet franc grape from 8 communes south-east of the town of Saumur. My bottle comes from a family producer in... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine des Roches Neuves Thierry Germain la Marginale Saumur-Champigny 2016


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Les Plantagenets Chenin Blanc 2016


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    Wine review by raindance

  • Nicolas Joly Savennieres Coulee de Serrant Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2000


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    Wine review by martins2002


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  • Chateau de Breze Saumur Clos Mazurique 2013


    Refreshing. Could be mistaken for white in a blind tasting. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • 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

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  • @ 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

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  • 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

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