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Caves de Saumur

The Cave de Saumur, founded in 1956 by 40 growers, is a co-operative operating under the umbrella of the Alliance Loire organisation, a group of co-ops vinifying grapes from more than 850 growers covering 4,500 hectares across the entire Loire region. 160 growers now form the Cave de Saumur around the town of the same name and even after nearly 60 years they are under the leadership of only their third President, Jean-Louis Bazille .

The Cave has put an emphasis on sustainable viticulture and all its members have signed up to a plan of action aimed at the conservation of water resources, air quality and biodiversity. They also own a labyrinth of subterranean cellars, some 10 km of them, cut into the soft, pale tufa rock so typical of the Loire, that complements their modern winery built in 2000. 

Les Plantagenet Blanc

 

VARIETAL: Chenin Blanc

VINE AGE: 40 years

SOIL: The subsoil consists of tufa limestone.

VINIFICATION: The grapes are destemmed and briefly skin-macerated before they are pneumatically pressed. They are vinified in low-temperature-controlled vats and bottled early.

Les Plantagenet Rouge

 

VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc

VINE AGE: 40 years

SOIL : The subsoil consists of tufa limestone 

VINIFICATION: Completely de-stemmed and vatted for 15-20 days, depending on the year. Fermented in temperature-controlled vats.