Kharaktêr Blanc, Le Briseau
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Kharaktêr Blanc, Le Briseau - 2021

Item # 44049 750mL

This comes from 80 year old Chenin Blanc vines which amounts to a tremendous difference in wines when made thoughtfully. Although the wine itself is made within the Jasnières appellation, it was intentionally classified as a Vin de France. This is a powerful, age-worthy white wine.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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Staff Pick Notes

It is said that adversity builds character, that it shapes us into who we are. Nathalie Gaubicher from Le Briseau has had more than her share of difficulties. In 2012 her partner and cofounder Christian Chaussard died in a tragic accident. Since then she has bravely carried on, making extraordinary wines. This exquisite Chenin comes from 80-year-old vines in Jasnieres, a tiny northern Loire appellation at the very edge of where winemaking is possible. Beautiful aromas of citrus, honey, and lime blossom lead to flavors of pear, green apple, honey, wet stone, and lime. It's taut yet rich and minerally, wine of distinguished character.




There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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