Saumur Masterclass with Arnaud Lambert
Arnaud Lambert is helping to drive a revolutionary movement in the Loire Valley appellations of Saumur and Saumur-Champigny. His goal is to re-discover each individual terroir and its potential through organic viticulture and precise winemaking. This is particularly important considering 70% of the surface area in Brézé and Saint Cyr belongs to the cooperatives.
Brézé is a unique site due to its relatively high elevation and nuanced geological profile featuring tuffeau (a porous, chalky limestone) creating finely mineral Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc wines. Clay and sand also lend themselves to the diversity of the terroirs, giving body to the reds and richness to the whites.
2017 marked an exciting transition for fans of Arnaud’s captivating wines when he united his cuvées from both Brézé (20ha) and Saint Cyr en Bourg (20ha) under one label: Domaine Arnaud Lambert. The Saint Cyr wines come from Domaine Saint-Just, which was founded by Arnaud’s father Yves in 1996. The father/son team began working together in 2005, and in 2009, they also became managers of the viticultural estate of UNESCO world heritage site, Château de Brézé. Join us for an exciting exploration of Saumur and Saumur Champigny through tasting a variety of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc based wines crafted to express the terroir of each individual Clos in its purest, most vibrant form.
NV Arnaud Lambert Cremant de Loire Blanc
2016 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos David
2016 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos de la Rue
2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Clos de la Rue
2014 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Blanc Coulee de St-Cyr
2018 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Champigny Terres Rouges
2017 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Rouge Clos Mazurique
2016 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Rouge Clos Tue-Loup
2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Champigny Rouge Montee des Roches
2015 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Champigny Rouge Clos Moleton
2014 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Rouge Clos de L'Etoile
2014 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Champigny Rouge Clos Moleton
$35.00 ticket price includes seminar. tasting of 12 wines, and cheese and charcuterie accompaniments.