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“Appealed to all the family”
Review of Langlois-Chateau

Langlois-Chateau
Ranked #7 of 32 things to do in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A family-owned company since 1885, Langlois-Chateau offers a unique tour of the entire winery, including a view of the vineyards, the pressing centre and the caves. The tour culminates in a complete guided wine tasting session in the boutique. The tour lasts one hour:*Act1, Wine school: a foundation course in oenology in our classroom,*Act2, Tour of Winery: pressing machines, Tanks, vats,*Act3, Tour of caves, 300meters to discover the "traditionnal method".*Act4, taste whites (Saumur Whites, Sancerre...), Rosés (Cabernet de Saumur...), reds (Saumur, Saumur Champigny), and our sparkling Crémants de Loire.
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Appealed to all the family”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We visited following good reviews in our holiday cottage guest book, and were given a lovely lady guide who was able to show the site off to us all (including 2 teenagers and a 7 year old).

The place was spotless, and the video tour was really interesting, with lots of time for questions along the way. The caves were 12 degrees, contrasting against the 28 outside, but actually, it was really refreshing, and we didn't need the jackets that our guide had brought for us.
It's possible to visit the vineyards, but they are up lots of flights of external steps - it would be possible to do the tour without visiting the top, but the view is spectacular up there of the town and chateau at Saumur.

We were given 5 or so samples of wine to try, and our 7 year old was given grape juice so he didn't feel left out. No pressure to buy anything, but we did buy quite a lot - receiving a free LC branded corkscrew and a stopper for the sparkling wine (not that we expect to leave a bottle unfinished!!)

Admission was 5 Euros for the adults, nothing for the children, and the admission fee was refunded against purchases. As good as any of the Champagne tours at Epernay.

Visited August 2013
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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Langlois-Chateau; well worth a visit”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

On our recent visit to the Loire valley we asked our hotel owner which was the best Cave to visit. His recommendation was the Langlois-Chateau in particular because they made high quality wine using only grapes from their own vineyards.
We pre-booked the tour on the Sunday morning for 3-15 that afternoon (tour in English). We arrived back just before 3-15 expecting to see a large group waiting for the tour – it was just us and as we were just a little early while we waited we were given a taste of the wines to come!!
Our guide was excellent and she spoke very good English. The start of the visit was in the classroom with a brief explanation of types of wines and how the different wines (red, white, and sparkling wines) at Langlois –Chateau were made, then up to the main areas where the grapes were processed through the different pieces of machinery ending up in the bottling area. It was a very interesting tour.
We were then taken into the Caves themselves where the wine goes through the maturing/fermentation process. Thousands of bottles of different wines a wine lovers dream!! The tour finished back in the tasting area where we sampled Saumur white and red wines and the sparkling wines including the Brut Rose all of which were excellent. Needless to say we couldn’t resist buying some bottles!!
It was a most enjoyable afternoon and we would certainly recommend a visit to this small but exclusive producer if you are in the Saumur area

Visited July 2013
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Langlois C, Responsable relations clients at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Thank you all for coming! The high season is definitely under way and we are delighted to be able to show the winery backstage several times a day! We are pleased that you enjoyed both the tour and off course most important, the tasting, we hope to see you again to try the 2013 vintage!
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Sussex, U.K.
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“Top quality tasting and visit, recomended to amateurs of wine!”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Great visit by a party of 12 bon viveurs and wine buffs. Despite 30+ years of wine visits and tastings together we still found things to learn and a lot to enjoy. The full tour, including the cellars and production facilities was well conducted (after a `teaching` video which gave a really good over vue of the wine makers year) The tasting was full and inclusive, they have a good range of value for money wines. We all purchased!

Visited June 2013
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Langlois C, Responsable relations clients at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Thanks for your visit, off course it is a challenge to propose a visit that can be interesting both for people with just the basic knowledge in wine, and for people like you with a lot of experience! We try our best and it is great to read in your comment that you enjoyed the tour and still could learn a few things. We hope to welcome you again for the 2013 vintage!
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Hopkinsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wine, Wine, Wine”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This is a very nice tour of a winery and the caves. Lovely place to go on a hot day! I learned a few things about wine production, and you probably will too. Lots of samples at the end, with a paper so you can mark the ones you liked. Admission is 5 euro per person.

Visited June 2013
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Langlois C, Responsable relations publiques at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Thank you for your nice article on Tripadvisor, and welcome back anytime at Langlois-Chateau!
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Sydney, Australia
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“Awesome inspection and tasting”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

An education on the art of making Cremant de Loire followed by a tour of the caves and an extensive tasting

Visited June 2013
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