Notes from Becky Wasserman & Co.:
We met fellow ex-pat (native Oregonian) and wine geek, Brendan Stater-West, where magic happens – in Romain Guiberteau’s cellar in Saint-Just-sur-Dive. Since 2011, Brendan has been working behind the scenes as Romain’s right-hand-man. And in 2015, he completed the first harvest of wine to be bottled under his own label, from the wonderfully unique site of Les Chapaudaises!
Les Chaupaudaises Chenin Blanc vines are located in the commune of Bizay, 2 km south of Brézé, 40cm-deep topsoil of loam, sand, clay, and tuffeau (soft limestone) bedrock.