'Some years ago I visited a grower situated somewhere between, I think, Saumur and the Chinon area on the north bank of the Loire. I remember his wine and the fine quality but cannot find any record of his name of whereabouts.
The dead giveaway in my view is that under the winery was a steep staircase which led down to a huge network of old, I think he said Roman, mine workings. They were big enough to drive a bus around, went on for miles and had access from the outside. He used a small area which he covered with gravel as his cellars. Does this ring a bell with you?
I am planning to visit friends in Saumur in June and wanted to visit that vineyard again. Any help in identifying him would be greatly appreciated.'