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Brendan Stater-West Current Releases

Brendan Stater-West Current Releases

In 2015, I insisted that I wanted to find some vineyards to start making my own wine. Romain proposed one hectare of a vineyard called Les Chapaudaises to me, and I knew it was a terroir that could make the style of Chenin that I am crazy for: elegant, pure, vertical, with salinity from the limestone.
— Brendan Stater-West

Saumur Blanc Les Chapaudaises

Since 2011, Brendan has been working behind the scenes as Romain Guiberteau’s right-hand-man. In 2015, he completed the first harvest of wine to be bottled under his own label. Coming from one hectare of Chenin Blanc less than two miles south of the hill of Breze, the soil is sand and clay over limestone. 

Fermentation is in old barrels, there's no malo (because of the low pH of the soils), and the wine is aged in barrel for 18 months.