Chateau De Breze Saumur Clos du Midi Blanc 2014
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The historic and beautiful Château de Brézé is located just outside of Saumur in the Loire Valley. Lauded by King Réné Anjou in the 15th century classical literature, the Château de Brézé wines were regarded with such esteem that the royals exchanged them annually with the great Sauternes of Château d’Yquem. The vineyards belonging to the Château de Brézé entered a Renaissance of their own in 2009 when Count de Colbert conferred upon Yves and Arnaud Lambert management of the viticultural estate. The father and son team immediately converted the entire 25 hectares to organic methods, with official certification as of the 2012 vintage. This movement stems first and foremost from the desire to express each individual Clos in its purest, most vibrant form.
Brézé is a unique site due to its relatively high elevation and geological profile. The high composition of tuffeau, a porous, chalky limestone also used in the construction of much of the Loire’s Renaissance architecture, results in finely mineral Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Clay and sand also lend themselves to the diversity of the terroirs, giving body to the reds and richness to the whites. With five historic and clearly delimited Clos to work with, the Lambert duo has the incredible opportunity to truly understand and reveal the distinctions within this extraordinary appellation.
The Saumur Blanc Clos du Midi is made in a southeast-facing vineyard of silty clay sand soil on softer Turonian limestone rock which is farmed organically (certified). Fermentation is done 50% in stainless steel tanks, 50% in older 228l barrels. 1 year aging.
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