A Big Idea of the Loire wines
In our magnificent region bordering the Loire, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we have all the elements to produce excellent wines:
- Diverse soils, mostly limestone (locally called “tuffeau”) but also flint in Sancerre
- Quality grape varieties, most of them unique, such as “chenin” for white and sparkling wines as well as Sauvignon and “cabernet franc” for red wines
- A temperate oceanic climate conducive to a pleasant life-style.
To this natural environment, wine growers and makers have added their ancestral know-how, passion and enthusiasm, words which have been resounding since 1885 at Langlois-Chateau and continue to do so.
A behind-the-scenes tour of Langlois-Chateau wine will allow you to understand and even “feel” this Great Idea of Wines. When you open a bottle of Langlois Crémant de Loire or a Domaine wine, it is the result of a long journey.
The essential steps of our wine making know-how
Limiting and careful selection of treatments sowing flowers in the vineyards to increase the working time per hectare. These choices however, mean converting to a healthier viticulture. 30 Ha of the estate are undergoing organic conversion.
Langlois-Chateau thus continues its development, without ever losing sight of this Great Idea of Loire Wines. The distribution of wines is divided between the French market (30%) and export (70%).
As such, the winery has chosen a unique Appellation for the fine sparkling wines: Crémant de Loire. Why? Because it is the most demanding Appellation, with
hand-harvested grapes, limited grape pressing, and a longer ageing process in cellars.
Rules internal to Langlois Chateau winery are in addition to the official requirements defined by the Crémant de Loire Appellation.
Langlois-Chateau vines grow on a unique terroir of 95 ha of vineyards. Our own estates in Saumur, Saumur-Champigny, Cabernet de Saumur Rosé, and Sancerre have made us true wine-growers. We are proud and happy to belong to this noble trade. We work for our own pleasure, but more especially for yours!
Conviviality is at the core of our work. Happiness needs to be shared! When you open a bottle of Langlois Crémant de Loire or another wine of the estate, you dive into our universe, one of quality, elegance and distinction.
And it is always with great pleasure that we are rewarded with numerous local, national, and even international medals and diplomas.
Being acknowledged by the French and international press celebrates this magic combination of soils, varietals and men. When it comes down to appreciating Langlois-Chateau, there is nothing better than tasting!!