Overview of the Wine
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.
Harvesting is done on purpose with nearly over-ripped grapes (end of Sept. – early Oct. for the 2016 vintage), sorting table, perfect cold pressing & settling with oxygenation of the must, cold (15°C) vinification. Fermentation and few months aging on less in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Unfined – filtered.
Grape / Blend
100% Chenin Blanc
Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Clean, bright and crispy floral nose with citrus fruits, white peaches and mango notes. Superbly ripe, fresh and zesty palate with the perfect acidity & balance. Harmonious, crunchy and ample floral length with mineral accents.
Food Pairing: L. & Patrice Duveau suggest sea scallops’ risotto
About the Producer
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.
Just six miles south of the Loire Valley city of Saumur is Saint-Cyr en Bourg, home for six generations of the Duveau family. Since 1835, members of the family have owned and managed Domaine de la Guilloterie. It is now Patrice and Philippe Duveau’s turn to carry on the family legacy and manage the 50 hectare (123 acre) estate. The vineyards and winery are nestled in the appellation of Saumur Champigny, prettily 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 Cremant from the same grape. Reds and rosés are made from Cabernet Franc.
Product size: 750ml