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Caves Louis de Grenelle, Saumur

4.9
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Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
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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4.9
  • A very pleasant surprise! A guide who knows his subject and exciting even if it works here for 5 months. We loved these mazes of underground galleries, the guide's explanation and his answers to the questions. Think about the sweater because 12 ° in the cellars. A final tasting at the height! A very small budget to visit for an hour of pure happiness! Personally, I recommend the Irresistible if as well as the Saumur Brut! I just wish that they don't sell the glasses in which we do the tasting but we took instead the flutes in their likeness. Make no doubt, it's a small family business that deserves to be known. A visit to no lovers which we to a lot longer! Thanks really!
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  • I'm a bit mixed: Nice, but a little superficial visit. I wish that you look more on the wine side. However visit interesting for non insiders. For the tasting, I recommend the so irresistible. Sparkling red is very surprising.
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  • A very nice tour with a passionate and exciting guide. We have learned a lot about making their wine. The tasting was accompanied by an explanation and without forced sale. To d same as it s is a family group that deserves d be put forward at the expense of industry groups very present on the region.
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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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  • Good visit and tasting
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  • Superb visit recommended by the hotel Best Western Adagio. Very friendly and very rewarding tour. Well conducted tastings we so discovered the sparkling of the House red wine. I highly recommend!
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