Open House Day 2019 : 7th & 8th of december

Dear friends,

It’s with great pleasure that we invite you to our Christmas Open House Day on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019 from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
We will meet you around a glass of our Saumur Brut Fines Bulles and an art exhibition by David Ash.
In the morning, some oysters will be offered to accompany this tasting.
See you soon !

The estate received the “High Environmental Value” Certification

The HVE Certification : the present

The Domaine du Vieux Pressoir has just been certified HVE Level 3 (High Environmental Value), from the 2018 vintage.
This label is awarded to a Wine estate when it meets a series of criterias that reflect its commitment to respect the environment.
For the cultivation of vines, in our region, the mains criterias are :
– Promote biodiversity through the presence of hedges, trees, preserved natural areas.
– Reduce the use of pesticides by reducing the number of phytosanitary treatments and the doses of products used, by the use of weed replacement techniques such as the seeding of weeds between the rows or mechanical tillage, by the acquisition of advanced technological tools such as weather stations or more precise treatment devices.
– Changement in the use of fertilizers. The priority is given to organic fertilizers, by carrying out soil tests, and by sowing between the vines of plants. It improves the soil and promote biodiversity.
This label is regularly checked by an independent organization. It is indicated by a specific logo.

The Organic Viticulture : the future

The Domaine du Vieux Pressoir will start its conversion to organic viticulture in the next two years.
This will allow us to elaborate organic wines with the greatest respect for the environment.
In the end, we will have two complementary labels. The HVE label is the obligation of results, and the Bio is the obligation of means.

Learn more :
The Domaine du Vieux Pressoir and its Terroir
AOC Saumur Puy-Notre Dame

Our Wines in the Guide Hachette 2020

The Domaine du Vieux Pressoir Wines have once again been selected in the Guide Hachette 2020.
Saumur Blanc Aliénor 2016 :
Rating : 2 stars, favorite
Commentary : “Voilà un vin qui met parfaitement en valeur le chenin, après un élevage de neuf mois. Très expressif, c’est un condensé de fruits blancs, agrémenté de touches de sous-bois. L’attaque est douce, la bouche souple, ronde et grasse, et la finale si fraîche, avec des notes de citron vert.”
Saumur Brut 2016 :
Rating : 1 star
Commentary : “Un brut frais et équilibré, qui allie le chenin et le chardonnay. Les arômes de fruits mûrs s’accompagnent de notes beurrées et d’une touche de pain grillé à l’aération. La bouche présente un bon équilibre entre le sucre et l’acidité. Elle s’achève sur une finale vive, nuancée d’agrumes et d’une légère amertume.”

8 medals for our wines in 2019

The Domaine du Vieux Pressoir has just won 2 new medals at the Concours des Vins Féminalise 2019
– Gold Medal for the Coteaux de Saumur 2015
– Silver Medal for the Red Saumur Les Silices 2017
They are added to the 3 medals the estate has won at the 2019 Concours des Vignerons Indépendants :
– Gold Medal for the Red Saumur Les Silices 2017
– Gold Medal for the Saumur Brut
– Silver Medal for the White Saumur Aliénor 2016
At the Angers 2019 Ligers d’Angers :
– Silver Medal for the White Saumur Elegance 2017
– Bronze Medal for the Saumur Brut
As well as the 2019 Concours Général Agricole:
– Gold Medal for the White Saumur Elegance 2017

The Domaine du Vieux pressoir in Vidéo

Discover the Vineyard in this vidéo created in partnership with Loire On Tour ! You can watch 2 interviews of our team members in it : our Winemaker Frédéric Étienne, and Luce Delhumeau, the Commercial Manager of the Vieux Pressoir.