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New Wines from Domaine Guilberteau

I don't know about you, but I've been on a serious Loire kick lately; with the latest Theirry Germain newseltter going absolutely bonkers; I can't stop my true life's calling.   And just when things couldn't get any better: the new releases from one of the true greats is here: Domaine Guilberteau.  The man and the legend soon to be.  In fact, here's a prediction: in the next few years, producers like Guilberteau and Germain will start to enter the conversation with the great Burgundy collectors.  Here are a few accolades to get the show running:

“This is a departure for the real or supposed spirit of Saumur, with a quality of fruit that puts them alongside the greatest wines in France, be they from Burgundy, the Languedoc or Bordeaux.”
-- Bettane & Desseauve’s Guide to the Greatest Wines of France

“Romain Guiberteau’s hedonistic winemaking style is increasingly earning him a reputation as Rougeard for a new generation.”
-- Jon Bonné, PunchDrink.com

“There is no perfect domaine... but when Romain gets it right he can, in fact, hit the bull's-eye. The white wines are pure, limpid, minerally and bracing, softening with time, but always showing a delicate Chenin ripeness, not the questionable sour-fruit some domaines offer, and not the wood-tarted version available at some addresses. The reds are cool, fresh and classically Saumur in all they possess… Now is the time to buy Romain's wines, while they offer not just great drinking pleasure, but also relative value.”
-- Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com
 
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2021 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc
Newsletter Price: $44.99
Size: 3 ha (7.41 ac)
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted from the 1940s to 2012
Terroir: Clay, limestone soil from lower on hill in Brézé (older vines) and Clos des Carmes and Clos Guichaux (younger vines)
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation, no chaptalization. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tank until the spring, light filtration.


2020 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Les Moulins
Newsletter Price: $44.99
Size: 1.8 ha (4.45 ac) on average
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted and replaced from 1935 to 2008
Terroir: Located in the communes of Montreuil-Bellay, Brézé, and Bizay, clay and limestone soil
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel tank.


2019 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Breze
Newsletter Price: $119.99
Size: 1.2 ha (2.96 ac)
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 1933 and 1952
Terroir: Soils of sand and clay, softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months on fine lees in barrel (new and 1-2 years old)

2020 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Clos des Guichaux
Newsletter Price: $64.99
Size: 1.6 ha (3.95 ac)
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 2003
Terroir: Located in Bizay, silt and sand soils on relatively soft limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Gentle whole-cluster pressing, no chaptalization, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 9 months in older oak barrels (2 to 4 years).

2018 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Clos des Charmes
Newsletter Price: $119.99
Only grapes from 1 hectare of the highest quality vines go into this cuvée, while the remainder is declassified. In the vineyard, massal selection is used for replacing vines which are planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, with an average yield of 30 hL per hectare.  
Size: 2.6 ha (6.42 ac)
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Vine Age: Planted in 2004, 2005
Terroir: Clay and silt soils, facing south
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: Whole-cluster pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months on fine lees in barrel (new and 1-2 year old oak).

2020 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge
Newsletter Price: $37.99
Size: 2 ha (4.94 ac)
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted from 1955 to 1957
Terroir: 3 parcels with silt and sand topsoils covering softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 6 months in tank.


2020 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Moulins
Newsletter Price: $39.99
Size: 1.9 ha (4.7 ac)
Vine Age: Varying from 7 to 80 years old
Terroir: Located in the communes of Montreuil-Bellay and Brézé, sandy, clay-limestone soil with limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Conversion to organic
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks, light filtration before bottling.

2019 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Chapaudais
Newsletter Price: $65.99
Size: 2 ha (4.94 ac)
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted in 1948
Terroir: 3 parcels with silt and sand topsoils covering softer limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Conversion to organic
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 10 months in wooden conical vats, light filtration before bottling.

2018 Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Arboises
Newsletter Price: $99.99
Size: 1 ha (2.47 ac)
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Vine Age: Planted in 1957
Terroir: Hill of Brézé, facing south, sand and silt topsoils over limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic. Pruning method is Guyau Val de Loire. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard.
Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, 10 days to 4 weeks maceration in concrete tanks, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 18 months in barrel (80% new, 20% 1-year-old).
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