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  1. Domaine Guiberteau - Clos de Guichaux

    Made from pure Chenin Blanc grown on the calcareous soils around Brézé. More precisely it comes from younger vines in the Clos de Guichaux and the Clos des Carmes, as well some old vines in Brézé. The age of the vineyards ranges from four to 60 years old. This is mineral fresh. Whetstone-like minerality drive with chewy pear, nectarine and lemon-oil aromas and flavours in support. There is good texture, which will build with age, but the dominant impression now is the energetic freshness and drive of the wine. All of Guiberteau's whites are whole-berry pressed and fermented naturally with indigenous yeasts. This is vinified in two-to-four-year-old barrels then refreshed in tank before bottling.

    750ml bottle

    €49.50

  2. Domaine Guiberteau - Breze

    The Brézé terroir creates a far more citrusy, floral expression of Chenin variety when grown appropriately. It is as close to Riesling as it is to the stereotype of Chenin. Even when they're ripe and lush, the wines remain stubbornly cool and pure. This one switches register from the staccato of the wines above to a more cavernous tone, certainly modelled on the Rougeard wine. (The Foucault brothers at Rougeard are close friends and mentors to this young grower.) Echoing the intensity and minerality of the vineyard, here we find an aromatic profile of remarkable precision: fleshy white peach, iodine and nectarine notes. The taste is enigmatic, never easy to define. The palate is rock dusty and dense, long and taut with a racy saline finish. Romain's Brézé is cropped at a low 30 hl/ha and allowed to ferment naturally in one-and-two-year-old wooden, 228 litre Burgundian barrels after which it's simply left alone for up to 24 months on its fine lees. Resolute, 'grand cru' Chenin.

    750ml bottle

    €59.50

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