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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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Friday
Jun132014

Champagne Friday- Taste Thienot with us!

Felix of Champagne Thienot is ready to pour!

Join me for Champagne Friday in Redwood City! Felix Ghoul of Champagne Thienot will be pouring his excellent range of Champagnes and all of the selections except for the Brut Non-Vintage are entirely estate grown. The quality is absolutely top notch. We will be pouring the following:

 

Thienot Brut Champagne $39.99

2005 Thienot "Cuvée Stanislas" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $99

2006 Thienot "Cuvée Garance" Brut Blanc de Rouges Champagne $99

1999 Thiénot "Cuvée Alain Thiénot" Brut Champagne $99

2002 Thienot "La Vigne aux Gamins" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $149

 

These bottles are now on ice- at 5pm they will be open!

 

The cost to taste is $10 and the tasting will run from 5pm to 6:30pm. I hope that you can make it! If you are interested in learning more about Thienot, please check out the article I wrote about my visit there here.

See you later today.

A toast to you, and hopefully with you,

Gary Westby

 

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