France: Loire Valley

Around Angers

The birthplace of Chenin Blanc
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 19 April 2011
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Domaine de Closel

Address: Château des Vaults, 49170 Savennières
Tel: 02 41 72 81 00  Fax: 02 41 72 86 00
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:42:50N (46.71384)    Longitude: -0:39:22E (-0.65612) 

This long established Savennières property with a very pretty garden is run by three generations of women from the de Jessey family. They make several cuvées of Savennières including the excellent Clos du Papillon and La Jalousie. Closel also produces Cabernet d’Anjou, Anjou Rouge, Anjou Villages and Crémant de Loire. Harvest day adventure days are held (in 2008 on 27 September and 11 October whch give an experience of the harvest process with a traditional celebration and meal in the evening.

Useful information: Open Monday to Saturday 09.00-18.00 and Sunday by appointment. English spoken.


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