2017 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Breze Clos de l’Etoile
Arnaud Lambert is considered to be one of the most talented winemakers in Loire, regularly producing what are amongst the best wines in and around Saumur. Arnaud studied in Dijon and has bought that Burgundian approach to his winemaking and to expressing each vineyard site. Bio-dynamic viticulture is practiced in the vineyards, and the goal is to highlight each individual terroir and realise each vineyard sites potential.
Clos de l’Etoile is 100% Cabernet Franc cuvee from a 1.8 ha site planted 1990 on clayey-sandy silt and silty sand over limestone. Grapes are 100% de-stemmed and natural-yeast fermented with gentle maceration by infusion (no pump-overs) and aged on lees in barrel for 24 months before bottling with no fining or filtration and aged for a further year in bottle before release.