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Review of Caves Veuve Amiot

Caves Veuve Amiot
Ranked #3 of 14 Tours in Saumur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We had the good fortune to be in Saumur at Easter and saw there was the chance to visit on the Sunday when many other wineries were closed. It was a superb 2 hours entertainment for 2€ each, including a free tasting glass.
Whilst we waited for the tour to start we were able to sample as many of the wines as we wished and there were 2 guitarists playing and singing to add to the party atmosphere. At the start of the tour they serenaded us into the Caves.
Our 2 guides then alternated and we were well informed on the historic and present day methods of production. Further sampling happened along the way to prevent anyone dying of thirst. Tour lasted an hour and was well paced with audience participation using some of the antique machinery used previously.
Finally we emerged into the sunshine with another glass where the musicians further entertained us, and some of the party danced. Wines were sensibly priced but there was no necessity to buy or pressure in that respect.
I feel sure a visit here would always be good but we counted ourselves especially fortunate.
The only question remains why did so many widows (veuves) end up with sparkling wineries?!

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Claudine B, Responsable réception at Caves Veuve Amiot, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018
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Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié cette visite ! Quant à votre question sur le grand nombre de Veuves .... cela reste un mystère pour l'instant.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

We picked up a leaflet from Veuve Amiot from our hotel and rolled up there on a Bank Holiday morning. We are fairly experienced wine drinkers, but the quality of their wines exceeded our expectations. A lovely young lady explained about their various sparkling wines and knowledgeably answered our questions. The real surprise was their Zero Degrees – non-alcoholic sparkling wine – it’s really good. We bought two lots of three bottles from their main range, and a couple of Zero Degrees – well, there could an occasion when we are serving sparkling wine and somebody isn’t allowed alcohol. We now have the answer.

Thank BeejayBerkshire
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Somewhat rushed due to other commitments, but what a fascinating tour. Miles of cellars racked with maturing wines and an epically good tasting.

Thank CoupeColonel
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

At Veuve Amiot we did a free tour trough the caves. Here, we learned a lot about the second fermentation process which provide the bubbles in the wine. It's possible to taste all the bubbles you want and buy a good brut for a good price. Recommend to go!

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous place .... lovely helpful young lady who spoke perfect English and helped us with our wine selection .... we will be going back in September definitely.... hic

Thank JudyPartridge
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