Rare: Rougeard Discipline - 2012 Guiberteau Clos de Guichaux

Posted by Joe Salamone

Rare: Rougeard Discipline
2012 Guiberteau Clos de Guichaux

Romain Guiberteau is making some the most profound and refined wines in the Loire.

By now, the explanation is well known: he was mentored by the Foucaults of Clos Rougeard and has great terroir.

Needless to say, the wines have blown up in a way that I've never see from the Loire.

Most of Guiberteau's wines go to France's top restaurants. The small amount that makes it to the U.S. gets doled out in 6-12 bottle quantities.

Whenever we offer Guiberteau it sells out quickly. I'm going to guess that today's offer will do the same. There's simply not a ton of wine available and Guiberteau's Clos de Guichaux is very rare. It's only available in two other places.

The Clos de Guichaux is a monopole walled vineyard right near the famous Brézé site. It offers up a regal depth of complexity and a sleek core of chalky minerality. There are plenty of orchard fruits and spice that work in dynamic interplay.

Guiberteau's Clos de Guichaux presents Chenin with a grandeur and detail that makes it really easy to see what all the fuss is over. Few expressions of the grape show the poise, substance and clarity that Guiberteau's wines do.

The 2012 Clos de Guichaux shows all the signs of aging well for the next 7-10 years. I have to close with a warning: this is extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits