2018 Savennières Les Caillardières, Domaine du Closel

These vines are grown on sandstone soils, and are picked around 10 days after La Jalousie, when the skins are a little thicker and beginning to turn golden brown. The wine is aged for 18 months in demi-muids, and the result is a wine that so perfectly captures the essence of Chenin Blanc. This is all crisp russet apple with just a hint of nutty complexity emerging. The palate is, whilst arresting in its freshness, also so silky in texture - a quality Evelyne says is typical of Les Caillardières. Captivating.

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104 available
Case, 6 Bottles
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17 available
3 bottles available from £38.68 per bottle
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  • Region & country
    Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2029
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Organic
2018 Savennières Les Caillardières, Domaine du Closel
Domaine du Closel

Evelyne de Pontbriand is one of the wine world’s most charming characters. Having initially trained as a teacher, she took control of the family domaine following her mother’s retirement in the early 2000s and has since moved the estate towards organic viticulture. Her mother was president of the appellation, a role that Evelyne herself has since taken on. These are classic, benchmark Savennières; wines that demonstrate their maker’s charm and commitment to quality.

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