Arnaud Lambert has quietly become a leading vigneron in the iconic wine region of Saumur-Champigny. His home, many of his vineyards and the focus of much of his passion is the tiny hamlet of Brezé (so tiny that it was recently combined with 2 nearby villages to make a single commune), a few miles south of Saumur. The distinct limestone subsoils here have for centuries been known for producing exquisite wines from the local Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc varieties.Indeed, some 500 years ago the rich, textured Chenins of Chateau de Brezé were regarded as equal in quality to those of Chateau d'Yquem. More recently the wines were made famous by the domaine of Clos Rougeard, considered now to be among the finest wines in the Loire and France in general. However Rougeard was recently sold, and while several top producers like Guiberteau and Collier seek to take the mantle (and claim the same market value), Arnaud has been steadily releasing a wide range of wines that offer the same quality and focus on terroir at much more affordable prices.