Domaine du Closel, 2023 Update

In this informal dance around the most recent (and some not-so-recent) releases in the Savennières appellation, I started with the 2021 and 2015 vintages from Nicolas and Virginie Joly, followed by a near-neighbour, with a look at the four latest vintages from Domaine aux Moines. This week I head downstream, although only a short distance, across a coulée or two, to the plateau above the town of Savennières itself. Here we find the famous Clos du Papillon, which along with other parcels make up the Domaine du Closel.

Domaine du Closel

When Evelyne de Jessey-Pontbriand took hold of the reins of Domaine du Closel in 2001 she had some big shoes to fill; her mother, Michèle Bazin de Jessey, had been a formidable figure within the appellation and region.

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