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Staff Pick

Savennières "Jalousie", Dom. du Closel - 2016

Item # 17117 750mL
$42.96/ Single Bottle
$515.52 $463.97/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

You'll certainly feel a bit jealous of anyone drinking a glass of this if you're empty-handed. This is stellar Chenin Blanc, dry, with aromas of ripe peach and ginger. Best enjoyed just slightly chilled.

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Staff Pick Notes

It’s hard not to be jealous of this wine. She’s got it all...she’s rich, yet not overtly so, owing to some time on the lees. She’s young, a blend of several parcels of 20-year-old vines. She’s bright, with sophisticated notes of lemon verbena and white peach, accompanied by just an edge of minerality. She loves appearing with an entourage: crisp salads, fish, and light chicken dishes are made more magical by her mere presence. Yet she’s exceptional solo as a an aperitif as well. Sit back, have a glass, and try not to be jealous. You’re in the company of greatness.

- KS

Astor's Glossary of Terms


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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