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“Saumur Champagne - Gratien & Meyer. Loire Valley”
Review of Gratien and Meyer

Gratien and Meyer
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Saumur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed October 22, 2013

At the outskirts of Saumur, on a towering rock, are the offices, shop and caves of Gratien & Meyer. Buy champagne (same as champagne but as it is not from the Champagne region they are not allowed to call it champagne. Same methods, techniques and grapes, only a fraction f the price).

Nice tour of the caves (small fee), interesting to see how they used to make wine at the start of the century.

The more you buy the bigger the reduction in price.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

After many pervious visits to sparkling wine producers throughout Europe one expects a bit of repetition and obviously these visits are designed to cater for a first-timer curious to learn how "les fines bules" are made; not withstanding this visit is worth it as it's pretty good value and the guide actually shows some of the old hand-disgorgement, dosing and corking equipment working. There is a very generous tasting afterwards but maybe that was because we were the only two on the 10am visit that morning and did show some pre-knowledge and asked sensible questions !! Unlike many of G-M's competitors in St Hilaire; here they are perched splendidly on the Cote with a terrific view of the Loire to enjoy. Also the production remains here at the original site whereas others have moved away. I'd also recommend visiting Ackerman.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Firstly a guided tour of the caves and a very informative description of how Gratien and Meyer produce such brilliant wine. Followed by a tasting of a dozen or more wines with no pressure to buy. Our guide spoke English really well and made a real effort to include everybody. A truly fantastic two hours!

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