Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Chapaudaises Rouge 2021

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Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Chapaudaises Rouge 2021
Producer Domaine Guiberteau
Region, Country Saumur, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 23380-750

100% Cabernet Franc. Les Chapaudaises is in the Bizay terroir, in the small village of Épieds, within half a kilometre of Saumur’s prized hill of Brézé. It’s next to Guiberteau’s monopole Clos de Guichaux, on the same sandy tuffeau limestone. The vines are a mix of Chenin Blanc and old-vine Cabernet Franc. One hectare of the Chenin is leased to Romain’s right-hand man, Brendan Stater-West, with the remaining Chenin finding its way into the Saumur Blanc. But it’s the 1948-planted Cabernet Franc that is Guiberteau’s prize here. The fruit was destemmed and fermented spontaneously in concrete. The wine aged in conical Rousseau vats for one year before resting in a tank for six months. Here, the nose offers a lovely blend of dark cherries, a nip of liquorice and rosemary/roasted herbal notes. The palate is neat and generous, and while tannins are there, they are super-fine and polished. You could call it a Pinot-like vintage for this impressive vineyard.


Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Les Chapaudaises Rouge 2021

Reviews

“In 2021, the Guiberteau family lost 40% of the crop of this cuvée due to frost. Evoking aromas of iris, peony, dark wild berries, spices and licorice, the 2021 Les Chapaudaises is medium-bodied, perfectly balanced, seamless and satiny with a fleshy core of fruit and a gentle austerity in the finish. Matured only in used barrels due to frost, this wine is approachable now but can evolve gracefully.”
92 points, Yohan Costaing, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“In 2021, the Guiberteau family lost 40% of the crop of this cuvée due to frost. Evoking aromas of iris, peony, dark wild berries, spices and licorice, the 2021 Les Chapaudaises is medium-bodied, perfectly balanced, seamless and satiny with a fleshy core of fruit and a gentle austerity in the finish. Matured only in used barrels due to frost, this wine is approachable now but can evolve gracefully.”
92 points, Yohan Costaing, The Wine Advocate

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