Producer wine
Guillaume Noire

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Anjou

PRODUCTION :

Guillaume Noire started to make wine in 2017 after a successful career in advertising. He and his wife met in high school – in the Paris suburbs — and after careers and educations spent in Paris itself, started to become interested in eating organically and becoming more attuned to where their products came from, as well as life beyond the city. When his business partner decided to take a break from advertising work, it was a natural turning point for Guillaume to reassess a change in career and location. He enrolled at the BPREA in Beaune and went on to work with Stephane Rocher at the Ferme de Mont Benault before he and his wife settled in Rablay-sur-Layon where he acquired vines between Rablay and Champ-sur-Layon.

Noire’s wines are characterized by their sincerity – by his desire to show “elemental” expressions of the grapes with minimal intervention. And so, it is unsurprising that his collection of natural wines that he vinifies at his home in Anjou is called Eléments.

The idea of the collection is to represent the varietals like our basic elements on the periodic table. The wines are natural, organic and all made by hand. Because Noire is largely self-taught and came to winemaking later in life, he brings a rigorous and open spirit to his winemaking, learning from his peers and neighbors. He is part of a cohort in Anjou who share, discuss, and collaborate in their efforts to make well-made, balanced, fresh, natural wines in the Loire Valley.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Ch”

Region: Anjou
Grape: Chenin
Vineyard: 40 year old vines
Soil: clay, silt, sand
Farming: no herbicides, no pesticides, only copper and sulphur in small doses, weeding by hand under the vines.
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 2 rackings before bottling.
Aging: 8 months in fiberglass tank
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added Added S02: none

Wine

“Gn”

Region: Anjou
Grape: Grolleau Noir
Vineyard: 50 year old vines
Soil: clay, silt, sand
Farming: no herbicides, no pesticides, only copper and sulphur in small doses, weeding by hand under the vines.
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 2 week whole bunch maceration, blend of free-run juice and initial press juice, primeur style. 2 rackings before bottling.
Aging: 8 months in fiberglass tank
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added Added S02: none

Wine

“Ga”

Region: Anjou
Grape: Gamay
Vineyard: 45-50 year old vines
Soil: clay, silt, sand
Farming: no herbicides, no pesticides, only copper and sulphur in small doses, weeding by hand under the vines.
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 1 week whole bunch maceration, blend of free-run juice and initial press juice, primeur style. 4 rackings before bottling.
Aging: 8 months in fiberglass tank
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added Added S02: minimal added after fermentation

Wine

“Gn Ga Sa”

Region: Anjou
Grape: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gamay, 5% Grolleau Noir
Vineyard: 30 year old vines
Soil: clay, silt, sand
Farming: no herbicides, no pesticides, only copper and sulphur in small doses, weeding by hand under the vines.
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole bunch Sauvignon Blanc mixed with free run juice of Gamay and Grolleau Noir (one week maceration of both), one racking before bottling.
Aging: 9 months in fiberglass tank
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added Added S02: none