lunedì 12 gennaio 2015

The Foucault brothers Clos Rougeard 01 vs. 07

The Foucault brothers have a long and yet quiet history producing wine under the Saumur-Champigny appellation.
The vineyards are tended without herbicides or fertilisers. There is no fining and no filtration, minimal use of sulphur; the wines derived from their 10 hectares of vines worked all in a sensitive respect of Mother Nature.  the Different cuvée employs the usual recipe for absolute excellence: outstanding terroir, old vines, very tiny yields, and incredible attention to detail. A white Saumur named Brèze, made naturally from 100% Chenin Blanc, in miniscule quantities from 1 hectare of 40-50 year old vines. This wine is simply a milestone.
2001 Brèzè
Beautiful and complex nose between a surface of bronze and depth mineral, aromatic range oscillating between the fungus becoming truffle, sweet spices (cloves and pepper), roasted and finely peach preserved. A very classy for an outstanding vintage.
2007 Brézè
Deeply gold, great weight and concentration but it lacks the freshness and vivacity of the 2001. The nose at the beginning reminds me a great burgundy, after a bit the stone fruit and compact clay and limestone of Saumur comes up. The wine became every minute more interesting, lost the buttery and vanilla touch, showing  mineral component along some citrus and ripe stone fruit.. Palate is very long, complex and austere. Needs lots of age.
Unforgettable night with two Brèzè #mineralwine #Foucaultbrothers #saumur

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