Want to drink like royalty? The Clos de la Rue “smells and tastes like you are drinking liquid gold and it can send shivers down your spine. So, what does this wine really taste like? Too much to say, but let’s just say gold, fairy dust, sweet limestone, river rocks, the smell of powdered sugar, sweet citrus and sheer pleasure. If I had to drink this wine every day of my life, I would be content to do so.” – The Source Imports
Pair With: Simple. Sol with lemon!
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Coming from arguably some of the best vineyards in Saumur, Château de Brézé was once coined Chenin de Brézé. These are wines that were once poured among the royal courts of Europe. Now, they are enjoyed by many and remain a favorite to ARGAUX. In 2016 Arden and I drove from Nantes to Saumur and ended our time in the Loire Valley with Arnaud Lambert of Chateau de Brézé. Arnaud poured his outstanding line up of wines for us, but what stood out the most during our visit was how he talked about his wines. When he talks about his wines, he’s really talking about the geology of the land that makes up the Clos of Brézé. Arden asked him how he knows when to pick the grapes for harvest and he responded by telling her that every year during harvest he goes out into the vineyard and tastes the berries once, sometimes twice a day, imagining what the wine will be. Once he tastes the perfect balance of the grape in his mouth, he knows it’s time to pick. This is the wine that turned me on to Chenin Blanc. For that, I thank Arnaud Lambert.
Extremely limited availability! Emidio Pepe has a cult following for his non-conventional winemaking techniques that have made the estate and wines legendary. Major wine publications have anticipated that this wine will reach its peak drinking window from 2013-2031 – meaning now’s the time to jump!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no additives and no added sulfites.
“Brisk and compact, exhibiting apple, floral and lemon notes on a lean profile. Nicely balanced and crisp on the finish.” – WS, 90pts
Only 988 cases imported.
This is an everyday staple. The palate is lively and crisp, but it isn’t quite as austere as other versions of Chablis. It has a creamy texture which makes it approachable and crowd-pleaser across the board.
Sustainable farming practices (Lutte Raisonnée), native yeast fermentation, and fermented in stainless steel tanks to reflect the perfect typicity of Chablis.
Sauvignon Blanc lovers, don’t sleep on Bordeaux Blanc. Vinified with a bit of Sémillon, these textured and thirst-quenching wines are some of the most underrated, budget-friendly bottles on the market. Next time the mood for SB strikes, give Bordeaux a whirl – you’ll thank us later.
Certified sustainable farming practices and only 2,500 cases produced.