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“Great value winery tour and tasting”
Review of Langlois-Chateau

Langlois-Chateau
Ranked #1 of 45 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.
Reviewed 5 September 2017

5€ would be great value just for the wine tour. This was a very instructive 1 and a bit hour tour of the winery..taking you from the initial harvesting, through the different processes used for the local white, rose and red wines as well as the sparkling Cremants (which are essentially Champagnes). The tour also takes in the storage and bottling processes which involves a tour of the limestone caves in the cliff above the winery.
After that we were given a pretty comprehensive tasting of 6 wines. These included the standard Chenin Blanc and the Old vine version, with the same for the Cabernet Franc reds. We also tasted both the red and white Cremants.
We didn't feel rushed and there was no pressure to buy (although we did).
We visited just before harvest in late August. There were about 8 of us on the tour which was in English.
Recommended.

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Langlois C, Responsable relations publiques at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks a lot for your very positive feedback ! It is a perfect summary of what we can propose. We hope to see you again in Saumur to taste the 2017 vintage.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The wine tasting experience with Pierre was excellent - he was well qualified and spoke very good English when my French was lacking!

The Sancerre was so good we bought a few cases.

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Langlois C, Responsable relations publiques at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your nice comment, indeed all of our guides are able to offer you a complete tour in English, teaching all of the wine’s secrets during the behind-the-scene tour.
Hoping to see you soon at Langlois-Chateau

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We have been visiting every year for about 25 years now, this time was certainly not disappointing. The tasting was very informative and enjoyable and we bought a few bottles which we left in their cellars to collect later in the week. The wines are not cheap but they are quality. By tasting here you will find out a lot about the local wines and if you go away without buying some I would question your taste! Its worth the investment. they have a slogan on the wall "We don't know what you like but we have it!" It's true!

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Langlois C, Responsable relations publiques at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you Gary W. for that very nice comment, you have described very well the idea of our Estate.
Hoping to see you next year !

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

There are many wine houses on the banks of the Loire: some are small and, although offering tastings, may not be particularly geared for visitors, while one or two have that unpleasant corporate air. Langlois Chateau on the left bank of the Loire west of Saumur looked just about right to us and we were not disappointed. Be warned: in good French fashion they close for lunch!
We went on an English speaking tour and these tours are very well considered, planned and executed. There is a nominal fee for this which also includes the generous tasting. The young lady guide took us into a small lecture room where we sat while she discussed - with resources - all about the wine making process from growing the vines (Langlois Chateau, unlike some producers, have their own vineyard) and how the product depends on the soil (it was good to hear the 'glass of merlot' nonsense refuted) to how red, white and rose wines - as well as sparkling wines - and produced and bottled. She clearly and confidently answered all the questions our party asked.
We were then taken on a tour of the caves to see the wine fermenting vats, the bottling plants, how sparkling wine was made and more bottles of wine than anyone could count. These caves were dug artificially for quarrying purposes and a good place to be on a blistering hot day.
We then went along to the shop for a tasting where the various wines were explained carefully to us. We bought a selection of bottles to take back to Merry England.
PS The sign writer didn't get the words the wrong way round when he wrote Langlois Chateau: the company was started by a Mr Langlois and a Mr Chateau. So now you know!

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Langlois C, Responsable relations publiques at Langlois-Chateau, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks a lot for your nice comment ! It is a perfect summary of what we can offer ... We hope to see you again in our wonderful region.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

A group of friends went on the short tour of Langlois for 2.5 euros and found it friendly and informative.
After our tour of the caves we enjoyed a wine tasting.

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