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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Oct012013

2003 Dom Perignon Rose #2: The Koons Package

I have a special follow up to Friday's article on the 2003 Dom Perignon Rose. Today our bottles arrived in the special, limited edition Jeff Koons designed gift boxes.

2003 "Dom Pérignon Koons" Brut Rosé Champagne

We have a limited supply, so if you are interested, please click on the link below to order.

 

2003 Moet & Chandon "Dom Pérignon Koons" Brut Rosé Champagne $329

 

My report on the wine (it is the same cuvee as in the regular bottle) is just below this entry. A toast to you!- Gary Westby

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