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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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Wine Wednesday: Restoring Sanity

Saturday, October 30th marks the first-ever Rally to Restore Sanity, an anti-rhetoric, anti-belligerence attempt by comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert to make our political discourse a little less volatile. 

What does this have to do with wine, you ask?

We believe that good wine should be affordable to everyone, which is why we go out of our way to make sure we offer great values from all over the world. Sure, we love Cru Burgundy and Classified Growth Bordeaux as much as the next guy, but we can't afford to drink them often either. Seriously, sometimes it seems as though these wines' prices are rising like they're on a high-speed crazy train. So we're proposing our own Wines to Restore Sanity, by raising our glasses to reasonably priced, quality wines, and it officially starts today with the 2008 Domaine Chicotot Bourgogne Rouge ($16.99).

This new arrival is a fantastic introduction to Burgundy from vineyards in Nuits-St-George, with a more-than-sane price tag. Pretty, with sweet cherry and black currant fruit that tastes like it was dusted lightly with earth. There's elegant structure, here, but the tannins aren't overt, making this youthful wine approachable now, with the length to be enjoyable for five or more years.

Here are some other recently mentioned wines with "sane prices."

2009 Viña Tobia Joven Rioja ($9.99)

2005 Mylord, Bordeaux ($10.99)

2008 Fonty's Pool "Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir ($12.99)

Are you with us?

Leah Greenstein

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