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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
May092014

Tasting this Saturday May 10th!

The Champagne will be ready for you- come on over to K&L!

We just put the Champagne on ice that we will taste in all three retail locations, and I hope that you can join us. The theme will be highlights from the May Champagne newsletter, focusing on the most exciting wines from Scotty and I’s trip to Champagne last month. You can check out the newsletter here.  I hope that you can make it!

Scotty B will be pouring in San Francisco from noon until 3pm, I will pour in Redwood City from 1pm to 4pm, and Mari will pour in Hollywood from 3pm until 5:30pm. The cost will be $20, and it is a walk in event, so feel free to come anytime within the hours listed. Since I love to show Champagne from magnum, I will start with those in Redwood City for all the cuvees that we have in that size. Come early for the magnums in Redwood City!


We'll taste all these plus the 1999 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" NFB Brut Champagne!

Here is the lineup:

Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne (previously Cuvee Reserve) $29.99/ $64.99 magnum

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne $34.99/ $69.99 magnum

Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Champagne $39.99/ $79.99 magnum

Amaury Coutelas "Cuvee 1809" Brut Champagne $59.99

1999 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" NFB Brut Champagne $99

Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne $34.99

A toast to you, and hopefully with you!

 

Gary Westby

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