Friday, September 12, 2008

France - Saumur Wine

Saumur is a town in the Loire Valley on the Loire River. The Loire Valley in Centre West of France
is considered to be one of the most beautiful French Wine Regions. The region follows the Loire river, starting in the Auvergne and Massif Central and finishing in the Atlantic coast around Nantes city. The landscape of the region is undulated and scenic.
In Saumur, wine makers use caves carved out of the chalky soil of the hill sides to rest and mature the wines. It is estimated that the combined length of these caves extend to over 10,000 Kms.
A visit to one of these cave wineries is a must.
Saumur produces excellent sparkling wines. The chalky soil and caves gives this special quality.
Other wines produced here are the red , dry white and rose wines. Red wines are fruity and light.

Winery in the Saumur Area

Interior of one Cave Winery

Tasting Wine

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