The phrase ‘ripe yet precise’ encapsulates the 2017 Breze, Clos Rougeard’s single and singular, dry white wine. It has two different fruit spectrums – there’s citrus fruit from the north-facing vines and a later picked, riper, almost tropical, cooked pineapple character. Fermented in barrel, there are oak-derived vanilla flavors that join the fruit while a whiff of match stick indicates a lightly reductive character that needs air. It is round yet retains a bright, racy freshness that you often see in Breze whites. Focused and fine, this has the substance and line to evolve gracefully.