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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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Champagne Friday: Gary Makes Tuna Mousse 

Join K&L Champagne buyer Gary Westby at home for a cooking demonstration on the preparation of one of his favorite pairings for Champagne: Tuna Mousse! It's easy to make and pairs perfectly with a rich, expressive vintage bubbly like Michel Arnould's Vintage "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne. Gary says he likes to serve it with breadsticks, but it works great on crackers as well!

2005 Michel Arnould Vintage "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne $59.99

This Grand Cru vintage, made from this estate's oldest Verzenay vines and the the Côte des Grands Blancs vines, and only wines from an exceptional year. A maturing process of at least 3 years donates all that is necessary to allow this vintage to be called 'Carte d’Or'.

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