Louis de Grenelle, Crémant de Loire, Platine, France, NV

Louis de Grenelle, Crémant de Loire, Platine, France, NV
Deep under the streets of the Loire Valley town of Saumur, miles and miles of chalk caves meander. Carved centuries ago, many were dug with prison labor under the direction of the king of France. There are so many “streets” underground that they actually outnumber the streets above ground in this beautiful French city. Two and a half kilometers of underground caves belong to the Cave of Louis de Grenelle, the last remaining family-owned property of the major Saumur sparkling producers. All of the bottles produced by the cave are stocked here, under this bustling market city, and left to age quietly for several years. Louis de Grenelle has been producing wines in this location since 1859.