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Caves Louis de Grenelle, Saumur
(4.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Twenty-seven years, always at the top, / beautiful cellar Louis de Grenelle, / knowing play of lights, / only remains inscribed in the pages, / heritage Saumur, / great wines from the Valley of the Kings. / tastings when, / is friendly libation. / his fine bubbles on good tables, / are at prices very reasonable. / among which "great vintage", / would elbow Sunrise penguins.
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  • This is a fabulous choice for both sparkling and still wines in Saumur. This location specializes in sparkling, and for a small fee, you can have a guided tour (in French or English!) of the productio...  more »
  • What a pleasure to see a working production facility! The tour guide was very good and provided us with as many wines to taste as we wanted. Highly recommended! 
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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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