What does liquid gold taste like? It tastes like the 2015 Chateau de Breze, Clos de la Rue. We selected this Loire Valley Chenin Blanc as one of our favorites even after tasting through top-flight white Burgundies!
This wine will dance on your palate for minutes and in that time, it will dazzle you with some of the most mind-blowing flavors you have ever experienced.
Melon, citrus, honey and lanolin come from limestone soil with clay sub-terrain. The clay keeps the vines warmer on cool nights allowing for an unbelievable mixture of fruit and minerality. Chiseled acidity blends beautifully with orange zest, lime and mild, toasted oak.
A little known fact about this wine is that the hardest Loire Valley wine to procure, Clos Rougeard, purchases their "Breze" bottling from none other than Chateau de Breze. However, their Breze bottle sells for $250 each - if you can find any. And for the collector, it should be noted that centuries ago, this wine was traded among royalty bottle-for-bottle with Chateau d'Yquem.
Put down your Puligny-Montrachet for a day and two and wrap you taste buds around this stunning Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Pair with almost any cuisine: seafood, pork, chicken, etc. And, with Thanksgiving a few weeks away, be sure to save a few bottles for that festive day!