Loire Grand Cru:
2014 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Brézé

Posted by Joe Salamone

Brézé has a long history of being holy ground for Chenin.

Even though its renown goes back a couple of centuries or more, for many of us, the site was put on the map by Clos Rougeard. Lately, much of the attention has been going to a Rougeard disciple.

Brézé, with its clay-rich limestone soils, delivers Chenin Blancs of unparalleled refinement, depth and sleek, kinetic energy.

Romain Guiberteau's Brézé is striking. It blazes across the palate with an exceedingly elegant cascade of chalky minerality. The lift, finesse and length leave a lasting imprint.

There's no denying that Guiberteau's signature is a certain intensity. He doesn't miss an opportunity to bring things into tighter focus, sharpen edges or ratchet up the impact. No doubt the wines leave an impression, especially the Brézé.

The 2014 Brézé offers a brilliant purity and focus, with stone fruits, citrus and saline notes. There's beautiful refinement and laser focus from the start to the long, deeply etched finish.

Whenever we offer Guiberteau's Brézé, it sells out quickly. We expect the 2014 to disappear faster than usual. Please give us your ideal order and we’ll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Brézé