About The Wine
Inside the bottle: As my first white from the hill of Brézé, this wine made quite an impression. Clos du Midi’s aromas are discrete expressions of honey, dried exotic fruits, herbal tea and sweet lemon. Although this wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, it bears the freshness of a young Sancerre, the soft richness of Chabis, but with the unmistakable charm of Chenin Blanc. For an experience that combines an immense amount of intellectual stimulation and pleasure, it’s hard to get a more complete white wine than this for the price. It comes from one of the colder sites on hill, and with Arnaud’s soft touch there is a fine balance between tension and generosity.
Terroir: This is one of the colder sites on the Brézé hill and has nearly four hectares in production. The upper section of the vineyard, on the mid-slope of the hill, is primarily made of sand and at the bottom it is more rich in clay. These elements combine with Brézé’s mother rock, tuffeau limestone, to create a broad range of complexities this often laser sharp wine.