The Saumur area incorporates the very best conditions for producing sparkling wine. Fresh wine is made from grapes grown on the slopes, and readily takes on a light sparkle; cellars for maturing the wine are dug directly into the tuffeau hillsides, and, at the foot of the hill, the river Loire waits to transport the wines to their final destination.
Temperate oceanic climate. A continental influence on the plots furthest from the Loire.
Chalky limestone tuffeau Dark schist soils ("Anjou Noir")
White: chenin, chardonnay, orbois
Red: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, pineau d'aunis, grolleau (black and grey) and pinot noir
Colour(s) and Style(s)
Sparkling white and rosé
147 700 hl
or around 19 693 330 bottles
2 à 3 yers
Food and Wine Parings
Seafood and shellfish
White Meats served in Sauce
White: Translucent with hints of straw-yellow and grey, and a glimmer of gold.
Rosé: Salmon pink with cherry highlights.
White: White fruit, lemon balm, hazelnuts and almonds, with a hint of toast and vanilla