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Desirade Sauvignon Blanc Clos de l'Elu 2017

Our Sommelier Says...

"It is made for food and gives more than most Pouilly Fume or Classic Sancere. This is my perfect wine which I would enjoy with the some friends and a plate of good cheese."
Pierre Brunelli- L'Enclume, Cartmel, 2 Michelin Stars

Availability: 14 In stock


Additional Information

One Line Description Desirade Sauvignon Blanc Clos de l'Elu organic wine, barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc, stunning texture, complexity and delicious flavour.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Clos de l'Elu
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Sandstone, Schist
Maturation 10 months in oak barrels
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus easy but Gorgeous now
Production Detail Wild yeasts, long slow fermentation in barrels, whole buch pressing. Natural fermentation (indigenous yeast) in 400 litre barrels. Aged on fine lies (no stirring) in weathered oak barrels for 10 months.
Natural Features Vegan


Desirade Sauvignon Blanc Clos de l'Elu, organic wine, 100% barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc, outstanding texture and depth of flavour, Sauvignon Blanc as it should be. A complex bouquet of spicy notes (ginger, nutmeg) and candied oranges. A rich and powerful attack on the palate with a long and fresh finish with hints of mint. Breathtakingly good Sauvignon.

An agronomical engineer by trade, Thomas spent many of his formative years working in Champagne, California and Provence. In 2008, he settled down in the Anjou and took over Clos de l’Élu. With 8 grape varieties over 30 plots, covering 25 hectares, one of the particularities of the estate is that their top wines are aged in clay amphorae. On exceptional vintages, Thomas also makes a delicious Chaume. Thomas also ferments and matures his white wines in old barrels with wild yeasts. All production is totally natural and organic with elements of biodynamic viticulture as well. The wines have a depth and rich texture which always leaves the drinker reaching for another glass!


1Reviews For Desirade Sauvignon Blanc Clos de l'Elu 2017

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    David W30/12/2017

    I first tasted this wine about a year ago at a wine fair, and treated myself to a bottle of it this Christmas. It certainly didn't disappoint. So complex, rich and utterly moreish. My only complaint - the bottle didn't last long enough!

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