Domaine de la Guilloterie

Elégance Saumur Blanc – 2017

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 20 to 40 year old Chenin vines Limestone-clay, Chalky “Tuffeau” subsoil with few flint 50 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Domaine de la Guilloterie plots devoted to the White Saumur Elégance production, are located in Brézé, extremely reputed village and terrior for the Chenin expression and fruitiness, thanks to stones and few flint in addition to the limestone-clay, chalky terrior.  Simple guyot cut, base-buds removal and – as for their Red Saumur-vines – leaves removing if necessary.

  • Region:  Loire Valley
  • Appellation:  Saumur Blanc
  • Terroir:  Limestone-clay soil in Brézé chalky soil called “Tuffeau” with few flint
  • Info:  50 Ha (123.50 acres) total vineyard within 120 different plots – 2 Ha (4.82 acres) devoted to Tradition Saumur Blanc Elégance.  20 to 40 year old Chenin vines.
Harvest Notes
  • The vineyard is conducted under Sustainable Agriculture principles
  • 100% green covering, leaf removing is performed when necessary to reach the best maturity
  • Sorting table and no sulfite added on harvest or in vinification process
  • Perfect cold pressing & setting with oxygenation of the must
  • Cold vinifcation and few month ageing process on lees in small thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes
  • Fresh, crisp and fruity nose of pear, flowers and anise notes
  • Very ample, full and elegant palate, keeping the perfect acidity.
  • Delivering nose complexity aromas with mineral and rather opulent length.
  • Food Pairing: Producer Patrice Duveau suggest sea scallops’ risotto
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chenin Blanc grapes. Vine age – 20-40 years old.
  • 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
  • Varietal:  100% Chenin Blanc
  • Alcohol:  13%


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