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Le Clos du Papillon, 2018

By Domaine du Closel

  • Appellation: Savennières
  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 40 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Clos du Papillon is a small valley at mid slope, beautifully southwest exposed to the Loire light: There are schists, rhyolites but also quartz. The top soil layer is very shallow (60 cm) which provides excellent drainage for rainwater. The climate in that parcel allows waiting for a level of highly advanced maturity. Harvested in several sortings, then vinified in 400L french oak barrels and aged for 12 to 14 months.

About Domaine du Closel

Loire, France

Family estate of 15 ha farmed biodynamically (certified Biodyvin), low intervention vinification, producing gastronomic white wines from Chenin Blanc in SAVENNIERES AOP, loire valley.


Our vineyard has three types of terroirs with which we produce three different cuvées. Schist is everywhere. The « coteaux » constitute a group of parcels that we harvest for La Jalousie. The sandy top soil plateau parcels goes to Caillardières and our volcanic stones « coulée », single vineyard, is Clos du Papillon.