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Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon Savennieres Chenin Blanc 2006

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This a legendary wine from one of the top sites in Savennieres so named because the plot's shape resembles a butterfly. The picking is usually late (October) and done in several consecutive passes in the vineyards so as to maximize the ripeness levels. This is a completely dry wine that serves forth an incredibly lacey mix of beeswax roasted almonds quince and apricot flavors with a lengthy slate mineral finish. Older great vintages of this wine attest to its potential to last and age beautifully.

Region: France » Loire » Anjou » Savennières

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  • 2006

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Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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Domaine du Closel:
Marque de Las Cases and her husband Bernard du Closel had no children ; Chateau des Vaults was given to their niece : Michèle de Féligonde . With the help of her husband Jacques Bazin de Jessey for 30 years and her daughter Evelyne de Pontbriand, she brought international renown to the estate, for both the gardens and the vineyards. Michèle and Evelyne were elected successively to president of ... Read more
Marque de Las Cases and her husband Bernard du Closel had no children ; Chateau des Vaults was given to their niece : Michèle de Féligonde . With the help of her husband Jacques Bazin de Jessey for 30 years and her daughter Evelyne de Pontbriand, she brought international renown to the estate, for both the gardens and the vineyards. Michèle and Evelyne were elected successively to president of the AOC Savennières. In the heart of the Savennières hills, part of a world heritage site and a bird refuge, this remarkable site is both a conservation area for rare plants from the banks of the Loire and one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Loire valley. The development of wine tourism has made this estate a leading player in local tourism. More than 12,000 visitors stroll along the path through our grounds every year. The Chateau des Vaults, with its concerts, literature evenings, modern sculpture exhibitions and many other events involving nature and our way of life, has also become a wonderfully rich cultural venue in its own right. The days of stonework are over, we are now constructing an image of excellence in the domain of French wine. Read less

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This a legendary wine from one of the top sites in Savennieres so named because the plot's shape resembles a butterfly. The picking is usually late (October) and done in several consecutive passes in the vineyards so as to maximize the ripeness levels. This is a completely dry wine that serves forth an incredibly lacey mix of beeswax roasted almonds quince and apricot flavors with a lengthy slate mineral finish. Older great vintages of this wine attest to its potential to last and age beautifully.

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