who grows the grapes at Domaine Guiberteau? who makes the wines?
Today, Romain oversees the organic farm and does all the winemaking at the estate. His vines date back to the years just after World War II and include some of the prime sites in and around Saumur. Romain’s father Robert, a medical doctor, assisted in the transformation of the estate and you are likely to meet him at a tasting, explaining the history of the wines and the vines his mother and father planted.
what wines do they make at Domaine Guiberteau?
From there, the wines climb a ladder of complexity and ageability. Single vineyard offerings include “Clos de Guichaux“, “Clos des Carmes“, and “Brézé” for the Chenin Blancs and “Les Motelles” and “Les Arboises” for the Cabernet Francs. These are tremendous examples of both grapes that have aging potential similar to what one might expect from White Burgundy or Red Bordeaux.
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when Domaine Guiberteau start?
Romain Guiberteau and his father have reinvented the estate, starting in the mid 1990’s when Romain abandoned a career in law to return to his roots. Select vineyards within the families holdings were pulled away from production for the Coop and converted to organic agriculture in Romain’s first year back.