VIGNOBLE GIBAULT Touraine, Loire Valley, France
The Gibault Vineyard has been family-run for 3 generations. Spread over 30 hectares at a point where the three provinces of Berry, Touraine and Sologne meet. The Touraine vines are planted in the Loire-et-Cher département on flinty-clay soils where gunflint was once extracted back in the Napoleon era. This flint brings intense, heady aromas to their white wines.
Owners Chantal and Patrick Gibault take an environmentally-friendly approach to tending their vines in Meusnes. The vineyard has been awarded Terra Vitis environmental certification.
Region & Vineyard Notes
AOP Touraine is an appellation d'origine protégée (official designation) in the Loire Valley region around the town of Tours. The Vignoble Gibault vineyards are found to the southeast of the city of Tours, planted on the age-old terraces of the Cher River. The Touraine vineyards in the Cher River valley are located on hillsides with flinty clay soil and on slopes with siliceous soil and clay subsoil, where the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety expresses all its subtle complexity.