Arnaud Lambert 2018 "Clos de Midi" Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley
(Formerly known as Château de Bréze)
While Arnaud’s family hails from the Loire, he is the first in his lineage to produce wine under the family’s name. He farms organically (certified!) on the hill of Brézé, a unique elevated terroir predominantly planted on tuffeau soils, with a mix of clay, over hard limestone bedrock. He strives to showcase the terroir of each vineyard he farms, which is why he creates so many different bottlings of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.
- Size: 3.5 ha (8.65 ac)
- Variety: Chenin Blanc
- Vine Age: Planted in 1985
- Terroir: Facing southeast, 70 cm of silty/ sandy clay soil on softer Turonian limestone rock
- Viticulture: Organic (certified)
- Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermentation, 50% in stainless steel tanks, 50% in older Burgundian barrels. Aged for 12 months.