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Caves Louis de Grenelle, Saumur

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Taste a little sparkle--sparkling wine, that is--in a 15th-century limestone quarry at Caves Louis de Grenelle. The tuffeau limestone mined by prisoners of war provided the material that built many châteaux and houses in the Loire Valley. However, once the houses were built and the prisoners released, it was time to celebrate with a little bubbly; and that’s exactly what Louis de Grenelle and his family did. The caves are now used to age the precious grape essence in perfect atmospheric conditions. See bottles lining the chalky walls, waiting for their time to shine. The winery is still owned and managed by the family of Louis de Grenelle, who follow time-honored methods of fermentation established in 1859 by Louis himself. Make Caves Louis de Grenelle part of your personalized Saumur itinerary using our Saumur trip itinerary maker.
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  • A great visit in special cellars! The visit was made by a very dynamic and very nice, young employee who knew much about it and answered all of our questions. Y being gone during the week, we had the chance to see employees work, which adds one more! The cellars are very large and even the name of the streets that lie on the surface! We discovered their method of work, different vintages, and even their Memorial Hall! Tasting of the visit was also very good (and for those who don't drink alcohol, they serve a grape juice sparkling made from the same methods of work for their wine, and it is EXCELLENT!)
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  • Visit with my children of 8 and 11 fun and educational corner before departure to the Shop 3 km of cellars in Saumur at 12 meters with explanations on manufacturing different wines! It's very exotic and interesting! Tracking a tasting for adults and a sparkling childrens grape juice! Low cost of the visit to do without concern in providing 30 min tour and 30 minutes of tasting
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  • Me and 4 other 27 - 33 year olds had an enjoyable and interesting tour of the underground caves where they mix, bottle and ferment the sparkling wine. The lady giving us the tour (Helen) was lovely, s...  more »
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  • Very good would recommend to everyone who like wines
  • I have recommended this cave to so many friends now, I may as well add a review here. The tour of the cellar was interesting and informative even for the children, and the tasting afterward was unique. It culminated in a sparkling red wine (it would be a Red Champagne if the name were not restricted) that is very special; worth a visit for that alone. And the chateau at the top of the hill is a good place to walk off the effects!
  • Interesting visit + tasting...
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  • Superb visit recommended by the hotel Best Western Adagio. Very friendly reception and visit of the cellars very rewarding. Well-conducted tastings we have found red wine sparkling House. I strongly recommend!
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  • One of the best cellars of saumur. A home family with quality and diversified and very good wines
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