Sweet chenin blanc from the Loire Valley. A simply stunning wine that will last for decades. Arnaud Lambert is "one of the most talented winemakers in the Loire" Bettane & Dessauve - Top 100 producers of France 2019.
"Tiny production of this golden, vibrant, yet intensely sweet (127 gm/ltr residual sugar) late harvest chenin blanc from 30 year old vines giving a yield of just 10 hl/ha. Aged for 24 months in new oak and then a further 12 months in stainless steel. Carried by very good acidity and shows lots of life and ageing potential this is also drinking exceptionally well now. A very rare and intense sweet wine which Saumur is capable of producing in the very best vintages." Vintage and Vine.
“Brézé is on the rise, today producing some of the most arrestingly mineral, intense Chenin Blanc on the planet. For at least 500 years, these vines produced some of the most profound wines of France. They were regularly exchanged, barrel for barrel, with Chateau d’Yquem, the nectar like sweet wine from Bordeaux that sells for thousands of dollars a bottle. They were a favourite at Versailles under the Sun King, Louis XIV. Today, out of 400 hectares (980 acres), only 4 producers are bottling wines as Brézé, accounting for about 10% of the vineyard area.”
Rajat Parr, The Sommeliers Atlas of Taste