2019 Arnaud Lambert 'Breze' Coteaux de Saumur Clos Bonne Nouvelle Loire, France
From his largest single holding of 3.5 ha of south-east facing vines planted in 1985 on sandy clay over limestone. Vinification using no SO2 in stainless steel tank with indigenous yeast and no malolactic. Bottled in March 2021 this shows excellent freshness and precision in a pure fruit-forward expression of chenin in its most pure state. Very attractive and approachable right away. Un-fined, but filtered at bottling.
Rated 91 points, La Revue du Vin de France, July 2022
”Very beautiful stimulating white wine produced with great precision. It expresses the firmness of the vintage while offering texture.”