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Meridan at Langlois Chateau

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Its a joy when you take someone on a wine tour who has been recommended to try the wines of the Loire. So it was with Meridan from Australia who is a fan of sparkling wine. Her friend had spoken about the sparkling wines of the Loire and how good they are compared with champagne. So she decided that she had to take up her friends suggestion and to embark on an odyssey to the centre of sparkling wine in Saumur. Good for her. We spent a very hectic 3 hours tasting 18 wines (I think as I lost count) in three of the big sparkling wine houses in Saumur. The first Gratien and Meyer, the second Langlois Chateau and the third Bouvet Ladubay. After our tasting the favourite by far was Langlois Chateau and Meridan confirmed her liking for the Saumur and Cremant wines with so much more structure and complexity compared with Champagne. She went away happy as larry as the saying goes. You all need to take note.

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Lousie and Larry at Chateau de Brissac

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A jolly jaunt with our american guests Louise and Larry the other day on a one day wine tour from Paris. We started our odyssey at Chateau de Brissac. Its an odd looking building. That’s because its in a perpetual state of change from fortress to chateau. You can see the junction between the two round towers on the front elevation and the mid section. Strange. Anyway we journeyed down to Saumur country to have lunch with the winemaker and his wife and to taste the estate wines over a five course lunch. Very pleasant and informative. A spell in the vineyard to talk about the farming side of wine, the wineroom and a run over to Saumur to taste some of the sparkling wines. 8 in all from the Saumur Brut and Cremant de Loire appellations. As I said a jolly jaunt and back to Angers to have some sups and the TGV back to Paris. Great fun.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

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

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

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www.gfwineblog.co.uk Our wine blog

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