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. To visit Caves Louis de Grenelle and other attractions in Saumur, use our Saumur trip builder tool .
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  • Visit to do! We learn a lot about winemaking and the work of the wine. The place is great we discover another universe. And the final tasting a treat! We're spread her arms full.
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  • We visited the cellars of Louis of grenelle and were impressed by these walls of bottles, a guided tour of quality as its products.
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  • I recommend the great vintage in sparkling white and the vintage so sparkling pink, very good quality/price ratio.
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  • The tour down into the cave where the Sparkling Wine is produced and stored was truly amazing! I had no idea that making sparkling wine was such a long process! We saw thousands of bottles stacked along the walls in various stages of the process to to become sparkling wine.
  • Informative tour in English and French, great tasting of 5 sparkling wines
  • Good service, nice wines!
  • 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!
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