Founded in 1885 upon the marriage of Edouard Langlois and Jeanne Chateau, Langlois-Chateau has been specialising in the wines of the Loire for more than 130 years.
In a nutshell: The House of Langlois-Chateau currently oversees 95 hectares of vines on the best Loire Valley AOC’s.
Today, alongside the production of its sparkling wines under the Appellation Crémant de Loire, the Langlois-Chateau winery also produces still wines from its own vineyards. In 1973, the majority share of the House was bought by the Bollinger Family who recognised the quality of Langlois-Chateau wines, which allowed significant investments within the vineyard and the cellar and shared knowledge within the estates of the Méthode Traditionnelle.
The House has been working towards obtaining an organic certification for its vineyards in Saumur. These vineyards were some of the first to receive the Terra Vitis certification, which ensures the vines are grown and the wines produced with the utmost respect for nature and the environment. This has proved an important step on their transition to organic certification, which has been achieved from the 2020 vintage. Langlois-Chateau has been producing Crémant wines since the House was first founded and is an internationally respected specialist in this field.
The terroir: Langlois-Chateau has vineyard holdings located across the Loire Valley at Saumur, Saumur-Champigny and Sancerre. The grapes used to make the wines hail from a variety of different soils but generally in Saumur they grow on soils that are a mixture of clay and chalk, and in Saumur-Champigny, it is predominantly limestone and chalk. In the region of Sancerre, the House owns two Châteaux with surrounding vineyards, Château de Thauvenay on chalky soils, and Château de Fontaine-Audon on silex.
The Langlois-Chateau “personality”: Conviviality is key and happiness should be shared. When you open a bottle of Langlois Crémant de Loire or any of the House’s wines, you enter a universe of quality, elegance and distinction.