CHÂTEAU DE BRÉZÉ Crémant de Loire Rosé of Cabernet Franc

(Loire Valley, France) $23

There were several rosés we considered for the “Wine to Know” of this Special Rosé Edition. But dollar for dollar, no rosé offered more sheer deliciousness, freshness, and vivacity than Château de Brézé (pronounced “brez-AY”). A Loire crémant (meaning it was made traditionally like Champagne, but not made in the Champagne region), Château de Brézé has an airy richness. Its flavors are savory, spicy, and botanical all at the same time. Curiously for a sparkling wine that’s so elegant, it’s made 100% from cabernet franc. Château de Brézé was lauded for its wines as far back as the 15th century. The vineyard’s limestone soils yield chalky, crisp wines that have often been compared to Champagne. (12.5% abv)

90 points KM

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