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Vineyard and Wine in Montsoreau
On the hillside of Montsoreau, overhanging Hotel Le Bussy you will discover the plantations of the famous wine of Saumur Champigny
A distinguished name
The protected designation of origin " Saumur-Champigny " was granted, according to strict geological criteria, to 9 municipalities close to the village of Champigny asserting the specific qualities of this vineyard. The ministerial decree of December 31st, 1957 grants the AOC SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY(PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY) in: Chacé, Dampierre, Montsoreau, Parnay, Saint-Cyr en Bourg, Saumur, Souzay-Champigny, Turquant and Varrains. The authorized vines are the Frank Cabernet, The Cabernet Sauvignon and the Pineau of Aunis. The naming covers a surface on about 1580 ha today, standing almost exclusively of frank Cabernet.