Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon Chenin, a long finish perfect for lobster
The Clos du Papillon parcel is a small valley (coulée), wonderfully exposed to the light of the Loire. We find shale, rhyolites but also quartz. The layer of arable soil is very thin (60 cm), which allows an excellent drainage of rainwater. The conditions of development of the vine are difficult, obliging it to plunge its roots in depth to draw the nutritive elements. We have vines of various ages in this parcel, we pass several times through it harvesting only grapes at peak maturity. These different sortings are matured in barrels which we blend after one year. This assembly gives a wine very long in mouth with an attack of citrus fruits, followed by notes of ripe fruits, exotic fruits, and a beautiful bitterness in the end. The long ageing on lees gives it a very nice richness. Pure, straight, and very elegant. The body and the very long finish make the Clos du Papillon a gastronomic wine to accompany lobster, scallops, smoked fish, Turbots, Saint Peter. It is also interesting with delicate white meats such as veal or capon, along with truffles or mushrooms. Classic mountain cheeses like old Salers, or 5 to 6 years old Comté are equally delicious with this great Savennières.
The family vineyard Les Vins DOMAINE du CLOSEL is located at the Château des Vaults, in Savennières, Grand Cru of the Loire Valley. We shape, manage and develop the biodiversity in our vineyards by repecting and preserving the natural cycles in the ecosystem. The authentic and lively wines we produce are expressions of our land, our work in the vineyard, and the harmony we strive to maintain.
We are artisanal winemakers, artisans of taste and the art of French living. To visit and discover our dry white, red, rosés and sparkling wines is to taste Chenin Blanc from Savennières and Cabernet Franc from Anjou, feel under your feet the slopes of our slate hillsides warmed by the sun of Anjou, be dazzled by the light of the Loire, inhale the fragrances of old roses, hear the ocean breeze rustling in the foliage of the park’s old trees, experience a beautiful page of history in a traditional Anjou mansion.
Evelyne de Pontbriand
Evelyne de Pontbriand