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Guiberteau, Chenin Blanc, Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2021

Guiberteau, Chenin Blanc, Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2021

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The Guiberteau Saumur Blanc is Chenin Blanc planted from the 1940s to 2012. The soil is clay and limestone, from lower on hill in Brézé (older vines) and Clos des Carmes and Clos Guichaux (younger vines). Viticulture is organic and grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard. Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation, no chaptalization. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tank until the spring, light filtration.

On the hill of Brézéin the Loire, Chenins taste like none other: they are uncompromising, assertive, and brilliantly mineral.

Romain Guiberteau owns some of the best land in Brézé, and makes dry Chenins of punk rock violence, yet of Bach-like logic and profoundness. He is creating quite a stir. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Clément Manguin, Romain’s great grandfather, the domaine was then passed on to Clément’s son in law, Robert Guiberteau, a talented winemaker and one of the founding members of the cave cooperative of Saumur. Romain took over management of his family's vineyards in 1996.

The domaine has 9.4 hectares of vine, 7 located in the great terroir of Brézé. A little more than half of the surface is planted to Chenin with the remainder planted to Cabernet Franc. Age of vines varies between 4 and 80 years old, with a hefty proportion of old vines. In 2000, Romain converted the vineyards to organic management and in 2003 he began the process towards the AB organic certification, obtaining it in 2007.

In only a few years, Domaine Guiberteau has become one of the most sought after domaines in Saumur, their wines already stringently allocated and found in the best restaurants in France.

Producer: Guiberteau

Country: France

Region: Loire

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Type: White

Viticulture: Organic

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