2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Breze “Clos de la Rue”

Saumur, Loire Valley, FRANCE
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

From a 2 ha south facing site planted half 1965 and half 1990 on sandy soil over clay with a limestone base. Vinified with indigenous yeast 50% in aged foudres and 50% in barrel (35% new) and aged for 2 years on fine lees. Here the wine shows virtually no impact from the extended oak ageing or the new oak, such is the strength of the fruit it shows excellent integration and comfortably rides above the elevage. This shows notable acid freshness giving great length and shape on the palate. Very long with terrific complexity and ageing potential.