Domaine des Closiers Les Coudraies 2020
$85.00 excl. GST
Who: Domaine des Closiers
Where: Loire Valley, France
What: Cabernet Franc
Domaine des Closiers is one of the most exciting estates to emerge from the Loire in recent years. This historic estate in Saumur-Champigny was purchased in 2018 by Anatole de la Brosse, a wine-loving and successful management consultant, who actually started his career studying enology. The approach is one of pure quality first; to help dive into the nuances of the terroir he has engaged Michel Chevré (Clos de l’Ecotard) to consult on bio-conversion, and Nady Foucault (ex-Clos Rougeard) to advise on winemaking. The wine style is one of depth and complexity, as opposed to ‘simple’ examples of Cabernet Franc.
Les Coudraies comes from the low-yielding limestone slopes of Parnay that were cropped at 40 hectoliters per hectare that year. Vinified in stainless steel tanks and then aged in barrels. Only its second vintage.
Structured, detailed. Young, yet still approachable. A superstar in the making.