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2018 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Brèzè Chenin Blanc

Loire ValleyWhiteHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 180.00 AUD

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100% Chenin Blanc. The modern renaissance of Chenin de Brézé (as it was once known), obviously owes a great deal to the Foucault brothers’ Brézé bottling, and more recently to the new generation of growers like Guiberteau. This striking wine comes from two small parcels of mature vines (planted in 1933 and 1952) within the fabled Brézé climat, a terroir that once produced wines equally as revered as those of the greatest vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux. One-quarter of the fruit is also drawn from the historic Clos de Carmes terroir, introduced below.

Region - Loire Valley

Type - White

Year - 2018

Winery - Loire Valley

Grape - Chenin Blanc

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Still in its infancy, the 2018 is an alluring and thrilling Chenin of compressed rocky texture, intense citrus, white orchard fruit and pulsating energy. We say this every year, but to reveal its full potential this wine needs as much time as you can afford. It’s still a baby—tightly wound with dry extract, smoky reductive notes and vinous intensity—so if drinking soon, the decanter is your friend

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Elegant and Fine, Lean and Crisp, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety most famous for the beautifully lean and mineral expressions that come out of the Loire Valley in France and the rich and sweet expressions from South Africa. The wines are very aromatic and fruit forward, with flavours of quince, pear, yellow apple, chamomile and honey and can be made in a diverse range of style from sparkling, to lean and mineral, all the way to rich and even fortified. Chenin Blanc is quickly becoming a first choice for lovers of complex and fruity white wines and we think it's only the beginning for this amazing grape.

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