Arnaud Lambert 2016 "Clos de Château" Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France (Formerly known as Château de Bréze)
Only 20 of the 23 cases made of this wine made it to California. We got one of them.
Winemaker: Arnaud Lambert
Variety: Chenin Blanc
The vineyard sits just in front of the Château de Brézé, and has been used for sparkling wine because of its cold terroir and beyond ripping acidity. Arnaud wasn’t sure that it would ripen properly enough to become a compelling still wine, but the stars aligned in 2016. Only one barre produced.