Our history

L'Enchantoir is an estate whose history is linked to the vine.

Nestled in the heart of Saumur, Le Puy-Notre-Dame, classified as a village of character and charm, has been a land of vines since the 16th century. Since the beginning of the 19th century, the estate has known several generations of winegrowers to exploit its clay-limestone lands. The richness of tuffeau in these soils is conducive to the production of characterful wines renowned for their richness, delicacy and complexity.

The Estate extends over 17 hectares where our Chenin, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc vines flourish, traditional grape varieties in Saumur territory. We cultivate our vines in accordance with tradition to preserve the richness of our terroir and constantly improve the quality of our vintages.

All our wines are certified Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and have been certified "organic farming" under the Ecocert label since 2016. The typicality of our terroir is also recognized with its appellation "Saumur Puy Notre Dame" for our red wines.

Our wines are then aged and preserved at the estate in the historic courtyard of the property, classified as a remarkable monument, where we combine traditional know-how and modern technologies to produce our wines.

From the courtyard you can access part of the network of troglodytes, these underground tunnels which wind through the entire territory of Puy-Notre-Dame and which allow optimal storage and conservation of our wines.

Since 2008, the AOC Saumur-Puy-Notre-Dame appellation has been produced in 15 communes in Maine-Et-Loire and La Vienne.

Grape variety

Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame is an AOC red wine. It comes mainly from the Cabernet Franc grape variety (85%). This AOC requires producers to respect certain rules:

  • A double check of the vines in July and October.
  • Ban on total weeding
  • Breeding must last at least 8 months


Located between 50 and 105 meters above sea level, the soils are mainly Eocene and Jurassic limestone, and Turonian clay-sand.


Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame is a powerful and harmonious red wine at the same time.
It reveals aromas of red fruits (blackcurrant, raspberries, etc.) sometimes even candied, which are very pleasant when tasted with sauced or game dishes.