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Pierre of Domaine de L’Enchantoir with guests Ashley, Lindsay Brian and Caroline

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Lunch at Enchantoir

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 It looked like today’s tour would be somewhat of a washout with the heavy rain this morning when I collected our four guests Ashley, Lindsay, Caroline and Brian for a tour around the Saumur and Anjou wine region.

Happily the weather improved as the day progressed and we had a dry day visiting the Saumur vineyard of Domaine de L’Enchantoir in the morning with Pierre van den Boom the owner and winemaker with lunch at the winery beautifully cooked by his wife Brigitte. The afternoon was spent in the Anjou appellation at Chateau de Brossay with Hubert and Benjamin of the Deffois family owners.

A quick spurt via Saumur chateau to see the sights along the Loire and our guests were on their way back to Nantes with some bottles to  enjoy.

A fun and enjoyable day out in the best wine area anywhere in the world.

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Tj and Stefanie with Pierre at Enchantoir

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 A great day out in Saumur country today with our guests Stefanie and TJ (Thomas Jefferson) from Louisiana. They picked up the TGV in Paris and jumped off in Angers 90 minutes later. A great way to gander a wine tour.

We visited Angers chateau before leaving for Domaine de L’Enchantoir near Puy Notre Dame, a very famous town on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostello in Spain (the way of St James). Pierre van den Boom was there to welcome us and to introduce his wines. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we had to curtail the tasting for lunch in the restaurant in the town ‘Le Puy a Vin’ run by chef and co owner David. We had veal and Tuna with a most delicious chenin blanc from Domaine Melaric. Its fermented and aged in oak barrels. So much depth and structure almost sweet but dry.

We spent the afternoon in the vineyard and wine room, then the cellar before finishing what we started in the tasting room and the pic shows us finishing off with Pierre before a scoot to Chateau Brissac and some tasting. A grand day out I would say?

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Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

www.loirewinetoursblog.co.uk Our wine tours blog

www.gfwineblog.co.uk Our wine blog

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk/karins-loire-holiday-cottages-blog Our gite holiday blog