The Domaine de la Gauterie

The domaine of “la Gauterie”

img-02The son, grandson and great-grandson of winegrowers, Etienne Jadeau set up the vineyard in 1990, among the castles and windmills just a few kilometres away from the banks of the river Loire.
The 21 hectares of la Gauterie are spread between two rivers, the Aubance and the Layon, which wind gently through what the locals call “the gentleness of Anjou”, or la douceur angevine.

The Angers Loire Valley Vineyards

story-02-2-zoomThe Anjou vineyards are at the northern limit of grape-growing in France, in a mild Atlantic climate.
The soils which shape the types of wine grown in this region are varied – in the Saumur appellation they consist of “tuffeau” limestone, whilst in the Anjou appellation they are shale or clay, sand and gravel.

The Saumur region of the Anjou is characterized by many typical grape varieties such as Chenin, Groslot (pronounced “Grollow”) or Pineau …There are also other famous regional varieties, including Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Gamay…

The number of grape varieties give the region a wealth of choice which is rarely found in France. They allow the development of many different appellations – white and rosé, light or full-bodied reds, and sparkling wines.

L’Anjou Rouge 2013 primé

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Un excellent Anjou rouge 2013 (sols graviers et sable, macération 10 jours, élevage en cuves durant 9 mois), équilibré, parfumé, aux tanins fermes, au nez de cassis et d’épices, allie puissance et souplesse, un vin savoureux et subtil…
Le Rosé de Loire est un très joli vin, de belle teinte, idéal sur des plats légèrement épicés comme un sauté de veau aux légumes de printemps, un vin très bien vinifié comme le Cabernet d’Anjou 2014…
Extrait du guide Dussert-Gerber des vins

Une médaille d’argent a été décernée au Concours de Mâcon à l’Anjou Rouge 2013 pour récompenser sa qualité.

L’Anjou Rouge 2015 nommé dans le Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

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