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Review of Ackerman

Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in Saumur
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Tourisitc visits of Ackerman's cellars in Saumur and tasting. A three-part visit at the heart of troglodyte cellars : a trip throughout history, an artistic experience and a break on the Loire river... Founded in 1811, Ackerman is the leading producer of Loire Valley fine sparkling wines. Situated in Saumur, on the banks of the Thouet river, a tributary of the Loire, at once informative and entertaining, the cellars of the House of Ackerman combine charm, heritage, and prestige. The wines of Ackerman are true to type, well-balanced and elegant. Thanks to a large selection of fine sparkling wines (Cremant de Loire, Saumur Brut) and Loire Valley still wines (Saumur-Champigny, St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon, Sancerre...), you will be able to appreciate the prestige of a great brand which has seduced consumers world-wide over the past two centuries. Ackerman is bubbly, luminous and enticing. The House's still, sparkling, organic and alcohol-free wines are available at its boutique all year round. Discover Ackerman's world of wines.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I dropped into Ackerman to buy some wine to day and left several hundred euro poorer. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful at pairing their produce with one's tastes.

While the tasting bar does tend to get busy with tourists on the hunt for free samples, it does not get in the way of the staff's helpfulness or willingness to educate.

Visited August 2012
Thank Markgdub
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Budapest, Hungary
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“if you have some free time, worth a short visit”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

They show you the cellar with some show inside, but nothing really special. It just shows the wine and champagne making, and a little bit of art. It is good, you not just forced to purchase or taste immediately. Do not forget to take some warm clothes with you, as it is cold like a cellar.
Finally you got the chance of tasting some wines, but they were amateur about it. They forgot to tell anything about what we were tasting, they were busy with something else. We should remind them several times, that we wanted something else.
We also shopped, they also forgot about us, despite we purchased around 15 bottles (it is not that much, but I would expect much more willingness from them to serve the customers).
Otherwise they were helpful.
Price of the wines/champagne were ok, I would not say cheap or expensive.

Visited May 2012
Thank Laszlo J
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Chard, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2012

prices for the ackerman sparkling wine are cheaper at leclerc in town

Visited June 2012
1 Thank confit
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Wine producers.”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Sparkling Saumur wine. Not too keen on the sparkling red, though.

Visited September 2011
Thank Ickymalayo
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