Domaine de la Guilloterie

Elégance Saumur Blanc – 2014

Region: France - Loire

Domaine de la Guilloterie

For six generations, from 1835, the Duveau family has produced wine at their estate, Domaine de La Guilloterie, in the Saumur Champigny region of the Loire Valley. Now, Patrice and Philippe Duveau carry on the family legacy and manage the 50 hectare (123 acre) estate.

Grapes / Soils

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc Planted 1975 – 1995 Limestone-clay, Chalky “Tuffeau” subsoil 30 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Domaine de la Guilloterie plots devoted to the White Saumur Elegance production, are located in Breze, extremely reputed village and terroir for Chenin Blanc expression.
  • Simple guyot training, base-buds removal and – for their Red Saumur – vine’s leaves removed if necessary.

 

Harvest Notes
  • Grapes are harvested only when very ripe.
  • Grapes are taken to a sorting table, perfectly cold pressed & settled with oxygenation of the must, cold (15 degree C) vinification and a few months aging process on the lees in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
  • Extremely attentive viticulture & vinification of a great Chenin terroir combined with the Duveau brothers talent and experience, deliver this unique balanced, bright and extraordinary aromatic Elegance White Saumur.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chenin Blanc grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1975 – 1995.
  • Grown on soils of Limestone-clay, Chalky “Tuffeau” subsoil.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.
Technical Information

Blend: Chenin Blanc (100%)

 

 

General Info

Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation(s) Saumur, Saumur-Champigny
Proprietors Patrice and Philippe Duveau
Founded 1835
Winemaker Patrice and Philippe Duveau
Annual Production 4,500 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable