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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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Tasting Bar Schedule for May, 2006

K&L Wine Merchants hosts regular wine tastings in both of its Bay Area locations. At the San Francisco store wine tasting are held each Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. and on Thursday evenings. In Redwood City tastings are held on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Wine tastings provide a wonderful opportunity to discover a new wine region or variety, or rediscover some old favorites—without having to commit to the purchase of an entire bottle! No need to reserve a space, just come on in and pull up a glass! For further information about other special monthly tastings and dinners, please see our website at and click on the “local events” bar.Tasting Saturday, May 6th-Wines of Austria and Germany Jeff Vierra and Eric Story will pour the newest and greatest selections from these countries. Blaufrankisch to Riesling! Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A Saturday, May 13th-Bordeaux featuring Chateau Phelan Segur. Our continuing exploration into the 2003 vintage. We will highlight Ch. Phelan Segur. Clyde, Steve, Ralph and Alexandre pick their current favorites. Ralph and Steve will be on hand to answer any questions and will offer advice for purchasing those 2005 pre-arrivals. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday, May 20-International Rose Tasting. The staff in both stores will highlight our growing selection of both still and sparkling Rose wines that are a rite of Spring for K & L. Wines from France, to Spain, to America and beyond. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. .Saturday, May 27th – French Burgundies. Keith Wollenberg, Thornton Jacobs and Kirk Walker show us the latest (and greatest) red and white Burgundies. We will delve into the 2004 vintage and highlight a number of outstanding 2003 vintage wines. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A.

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