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Loire Valley, France
Arnaud Lambert's resurrection of the historic Château de Brézé is grabbing the world's attention. If you're serious about white wine, this dynamic set from Saumur has just landed in our warehouse. Time to get on board.
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This country has become so mad for rosé that we've let our wine standards drop. So long as the wine is pink, clear, and cold, drinkers seem happy to slurp it down with little thought as to whether it's actually any good. To feed the trend, oceans of sloppy, inadequate pink wines now crowd store shelves. Indeed, rosé has been reduced to the level of soda—people expect it to fulfill the same, reflexive needs no matter who made it or where it's from.
If brisk, mineral white wine is your calling, this wine needs to be stocked, chilled and ready when you come home. Nearly impossible to top in price, complexity and overall delivery, the Clos du Midi is one of our top selling wines, poured by the glass at about 40 of the best restaurants in California, including many of L.A's top spots from AOC to Son of a Gun to Otium. My sincere advice is to get in on this one now before all you can do is recount the day that you could've bought it for the price of a couple of lobster tacos- which, by the way, would be just the thing to wash down with this lively white.