Cremant is an AOC premium sparkling wine made in 8 regions of France using the same double fermentations process as Champagne. Cremant is a demanding Appellation, with hand-harvested grapes, limited grape pressing, and a longer ageing process in cellars. Close to 17 million bottles of Cremant de Loire are sold each year and it is no surprise that the largest 2 producers are owned by Taittinger and Bollinger.
Discover the town of Saumur is called “la perle d’Anjou” (the pearl of Anjou) as it is built of the area’s soft tufa, a limestone, which becomes paler with age. We'll discover the popular French sparkling Cremants and the renaissance Chateau de Villandry with its remarkable reconstruction of the 16th century gardens divided in three terraces. Plus, with time we can visit the impressive medieval fortress of Langeais and Chateau Azay Le Rideau, an archetypal early Renaissance Chateau with a magnificent staircase are also worth a visit. The area is full of magical Chateaux and we can include visits on a single or multi day tour.
Sparkling & Red Wine Tour