Guide to the Loire regions


Grower Profiles

Jean-Sylvain Guillemain
Guillemain is a horticulturalist by trade, his nursery being situated on the main Reuilly to Méreau road, which is where he sells a good deal of his wine. He owns around three hectares of vines, all of which are located on the same south-west facing slope in Lazenay and rents a parcel of Pinot Gris within Reuilly. The vines are maintained by Claude Lafond’s viticultural team, although he uses his own labourers from the nursery to harvest his Pinot Noir. Until the 2010 vintage the wines were made in the Chai de Reuilly by Lafond, but he has since defected next door and from 2011 the wines will be made in Lafond’s new facility.

There are three wines, one expression of each variety. The 2009s (tasted at the Chai de Reuilly in June 2010) were all decent, although the Pinot Noir was not particularly inspiring.  





Jean-Sylvain Guillemain
T: + 33 2 48 52 99 01
F: + 33 2 48 53 99 09


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