Having covered the resurgence of quality wine in Savennières, it is worth mentioning the rising star in Saumur, Domaine Guiberteau.
The attention that Clos Rougeard has brought to the hill of Brézé, once considered one of the best plots in France by the father of gastronomic reviews, Curnonsky, has encouraged other producers like Romain Guiberteau to treat the old vines here with due care.
His wines in Brézé have become quickly coveted worldwide and, unfortunately, we are still to find any bottles and taste them. Nevertheless, the Saumur Les Moulins is more accessible and provides great proof of the results that handling Chenin with respect in Saumur can yield.
|Domaine Guiberteau – Saumur Les Moulins 2018
|Honey, honeysuckle, summer flowers, lime, wax. Very delicate nose.
|Lime, green apple on the attack, which settles on lemon and a touch of honey in the midpalate. The finish is carried by the citrous notes, flowers and as it develops, a waxy minerality.
|High acidity, dry, medium alcohol and medium body. Medium finish. Very refined structure.