2018 Dom. du Closel “La Jalousie” Savennières
Savennières is one of the most prestigious winegrowing appellations of the Loire Valley, found just inland of the Eastern coast of France. Producing highly sought-after Chenin blanc is their wheelhouse. La Jalousie is one of Closel’s many expressions of Chenin, composed of their earliest harvest of grapes.
There are many remarkable qualities about this wine. Schist soils, masterful biodynamic viticulture, and every precise winemaking decision along the way grants us a wine that is dry, round, and fresh. Tasting notes are fun and complex, yet so elegant. This includes honeysuckle and white tea, savory herbs, grapefruit, baking spices, saline, and many more.
Pro tip: If La Jalousie is within reach, have a glass or three. Whenever a bottle is open, a good time will follow.