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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: Champagne in Depth on Community Radio

Click for Gary's interview on KWMR's "The Place We Live"  By: Gary Westby | K&L Champagne Buyer

Happy Champagne Friday!

This past weekend after Thanksgiving gave me pause to think of how thankful I am for community radio. Cinnamon and I listen to college, community and public radio almost constantly at home and cherish the independent programming, both music and information that these stations bring. Last month, I was lucky enough to get invited by Marc Matheson (who is a K&L customer!) for an interview on KWMR radio (90.5 FM Point Reyes, 89.9 FM Bolinas and everywhere online) on his great weekly show The Place We Live. This was extra special to me, since I spent a lot of time as a DJ and volunteer at KZSU, the Stanford University radio station.

We spoke for a full hour, and in the process covered a tremendous amount of ground on the specifics of what makes Champagne such a special place and such a unique wine. We covered everything from the grape varietals (including the rare ones that are making a comeback), to the soil (which allows for not only the special flavor of the wines but also the ageing of them), to travel in the region. I hope that you will find some time to listen to the archive here. I promise you it will put you in a Champagne drinking mood, and I hope that it will be informative. In this age of sound bites and talking points, I really appreciate the focused, in depth interview style that Marc has mastered!

A toast to you!