Domaine de la Guilloterie

Saumur Blanc Les Perruches – 2015

Region: France - Loire

Domaine de la Guilloterie

Six miles south of the city of Saumur in the Loire Valley lies the Saint-Cyr en Bourg, home of the Duveau family. Since 1835, six generations of the family have farmed vineyards and made wine at Domaine de la Guilloterie. Today, the father and son Patrice and Rémi Duveau’s carry on the family legacy.

The 135.90 acre (55 hectare) estate is nestled in the appellation of Saumur Champigny, named after the village of Champigny. Situated just south of the Loire River, Saumur Champigny is technically part of the province of Anjou, however the wines are more akin to the adjoining province of Touraine to the east. Chenin Blanc was the traditional grape of the region planted on the calcareous rocky soils known as “TUFFEAU.” Chenin Blanc was prone to chlorosis, a condition in which leaves produce insufficient chlorophyll, so in the 1990’s, Cabernet Franc was widely planted. Now Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are the primary grape varieties of the region where dry and sweet versions of Chenin abound along with bountiful quantities of Crémant from the same grape. Reds and rosés are made from Cabernet Franc.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Terrior:  Limestone-clay.
  • Info:  123.50 acres, total vineyard, 3.62 acres devoted to Les Perruches.
  • 50 Year old vines.


Harvest Notes
  • Fermentation in tanks and tuns.
  • 1 year on lees with stirring.
  • Sustainable agriculture practices.
Winemaker's Notes

Extremely delicate nose opening on citrus fruits and acacia flowers.

Technical Information
  • Region:  Loire Valley.
  • Appellation:  Saumur Blanc.
  • Varietal:  100% Chenin Blanc.
  • Alcohol:  13.5%.

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