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Domaine Du Closel Savennieres Clos Du Papillon 2019 750ml

Loire Valley
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2021 2020 2019 2018
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2019 Clos du Papillon offers a lovely sense of roundness as it blossoms in the mouth with its ripe apple fruit flavors and subtle pastry characters. What's most intriguing and appealing about this wine is the sense of attractive bitterness on the finish which holds the mouth as if it is a red wine. I discussed this sensation with the owner of Domaine du Closel, Evelyne de Pontbriand: the tannic appearance jumps up when tasted blind in black glasses. The finish offers mouth-watering acidity and just a touch of warmth on the finish (the alcohol is 14.2%), which was also apparent on the 2018 vintage. Going forward, de Pontbriand is looking towards greater freshness in the wines. ... More details
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Domaine Du Closel Savennieres Clos Du Papillon 2019 750ml

SKU 917970
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Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Originating in France yet now grown in many parts of the New World, Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile and highly regarded white wine grape varietals on earth. These green skinned grapes hold a relatively high acid content, and as such can be used for making still white wines of exceptional quality, as well as superb sparkling wines (such as the Crémant wines of the Loire Valley) and extremely aromatic dessert wines. Their natural transparency means that they are a fine grape for expressing their terroir in the bottle, and winemakers often experiment with this varietal to coax unusual and intense flavors from the grapes, such as allowing the development of noble rot on the fruit in order to make sweet and viscous wines of a unique character.

Region: Loire Valley

Within France, the one region most closely associated with fine white and rosé wines is surely the Loire Valley. With over eight controlled appellations, and a relatively large expanse of land covering this wide valley, the Loire Valley is an ideal location for wineries wishing to produce large quantities of excellent quality vines for their wine production. Indeed, this region has been associated with excellent white wines for over a thousand years, with it once being the favorite wine region for the crowned heads of England, France and beyond. Today, it produces a wide range of white wines, and several rosé and red varieties also. It is also widely celebrated for being home to some of France's most lively and fruity sparkling crémant wines, which more than match those produced in nearby Champagne.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.