Saumur Les Chapaudaises 2018 - Domaine Guiberteau

Vin de Loire, AOC Saumur, Les Chapeaudaises, vintage 2018, Guiberteau

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Tasting notes for the Saumur "Les Chapaudaises" 2018 - Domaine Guiberteau

  • EYE: The robe of this Saumur unveils a deep ruby color, echoing the intensity of this particular vintage. The crystalline transparency and purple reflections immediately captivate, highlighting the visual quality of this cuvée.
  • NOSE: The aromatic bouquet delicately unfolds, revealing a profusion of complex aromas. Notes of ripe red fruits harmoniously blend with subtle floral scents and well-balanced spicy nuances. A beautiful woody imprint enhances this olfactory ensemble, adding an additional dimension to the discovery.
  • MOUTH: During the tasting, the palate reveals a balanced structure and assertive elegance. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry, and licorice unfold with finesse, carried by perfectly integrated tannins. The lively acidity of this wine provides persistent freshness, and the finish leaves a delicate yet lingering peppery impression.


In short: The Saumur "Les Chapaudaises" 2018 produced by the Domaine Guiberteau, with its intense ruby robe, sophisticated aromatic bouquet, and elegant palate, emerges as a wine likely to gain even more complexity over 10 to 15 years of cellar aging. Its versatility in accompanying various dishes is underscored by suggestions such as duck confit, grilled ribeye, and wild mushroom risotto.

Other appellations from this estate: Saumur Rouge "Les Moulins", Saumur Rouge Domaine, Saumur Rouge "Les Chapaudaises", Saumur Rouge "Les Arboises", Saumur Blanc Domaine, Saumur Blanc "Les Moulins", Saumur Blanc "Le Clos de Guichaux", Saumur Blanc "Brézé", Saumur Blanc "Le Clos des Carmes"...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc
% vol.
13,5 %
Les Chapaudaises
Producer: Domaine Guiberteau
Domaine Guiberteau

Biodynamic wines from the Loire region


In 1934, Clément Manguin, Romain Guiberteau's grandfather, created his very own wine estate in the little village of Saint-Just-sur-Dive, not too far from Saumur (in the famous Loire Valley). From the start the 14 hectares of vineyard were treated with the utmost respect, as Clément was very keen on protecting nature. In a way, his philosophy was a sort of prototype of the current organic agriculture norms. The winemaker worked in his vineyard for 5 years before he had to leave it, due to the Second World War.

His son-in-law, Robert Guiberteau, came to help Clément resurrect the estate in the 1950's. In 1954, Robert bought a few additional hectares of grapevines (among which was the sublime Clos des Carmes, one of the best terroirs around) in order to expand the original vineyard. After about 20 years of working in his estate, Robert retired in 1976. Unfortunately, none of his children wanted to take over the business. Thus, the 12 hectares of vineyard were leased to other winemakers. In 1996, the situation changed, as Robert's son, Romain Guiberteau, dropped out of law school and became a winemaker, like his father and grandfather before him.

Mentored by one of the famous Foucault Brothers, Nady (the nickname given to Bernard Foucault), who were pioneers when it comes to organic agriculture (they started their transition to organic winemaking in the 1970's), Romain produced 5,000 bottles of red wine. Seeing the success of this very high-quality cuvée, the young winemaker immediately chose to go fully organic. In 2003, the Domaine Guiberteau asked for an official AB certification, which it received in 2007. Today, Romain Guiberteau, is one of the most iconic winemakers on the international wine scene, because of his talent and the quality of the terroirs he's working with.

Check out the wines from the Domaine Guiberteau.

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