Near the city of Saumur in the Loire Valley, 150 miles west of Paris in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean. The subsoil consists of the same tufa limestone that was used to build the famous Loire Valley castles. Red Saumur has a beautiful, deep ruby-red color and a bouquet of red fruit (blackcurrant and raspberry). This wine is attractive and easy to drink. It is quite fruity and a bit spicy on the palate with the elegant, soft tannins that characterize it.