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Domaine du Closel La Jalousie Savennieres 2005

Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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    Savennières La Jalousie (formerly les Coulées, or Cuvée Classique, i.e. dry) is a classic Savennières from a stainless-steel cuvée of young and older vines from their steepest soils of pure schist.

    "The domaine of the de Jessey family has been the source for some remarkable Savennieres, of which I have numerous twenty-some year old bottles in my own cellar. But they have never been easy wines to approach – much less cuddle up to – in their youth..."
    -Wine Advocate

    Domaine du Closel

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    Mme de Jessey is a formidable character in the appellation of Savennières. Her great great grandfather was the Chamberlain and Chief Memorialist to the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. She inherited the estate in 1961 when her aunt, Mme du Closel, the former proprietor/winemaker, searched for a successor throughout her extensive family. Mme de Jessey was chosen for her love and respect for the wine, vineyards and traditions of Savennières: a love that is evident in her... View More