Saumur Blanc 'Les Moulins' 2018
The domaine has been in the Guiberteau family for generations. In WW2, grandfather Guiberteau was caught by the Germans and became a POW in Berlin. For five years, he worked on a farm in Germany until the end the of the war. Decades later, he reconnected with the daughter of the farm owners, who was a small child during the war. After their reconnection, she visited Guiberteau’s winery in France to help with the harvest five years in a row as a repayment for the work he had done during the war. A great story to go with a great wine! A super delicious, lean, and high acid Chenin from the Loire.
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.
- Becky Wasserman