Romain Guiberteau has just appeared on our radar, following a tasting of his sensational Saumur Blanc Breze. His wines impressed me so much that I had to track them down and introduce them to Noble Grape customers.
Romain Guiberteau joined his father's vine-growing business in 1996 having previously worked with Nady Foucault at Clos Rougeard, another hero of ours in Saumur-Champigny.
I am now convinced that Romain is making some of the Loire's best Chenin Blancs. There is no alchemy here: a simple formula of having great vineyards, planted with old vines and working in a minimal way with only wild yeasts and other additions kept to an absolute minimum.
The estate has been organic since 2003.
Our allocation is tiny and is spread across 4 wines, 2 of each colour.