2018 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Breze
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).