Clos de l'Elu

Totaling 22 hectares spread over 30 different plots; Clos de l’Elu is located near the village of Chaume, famous for its sweet style of botrytized Chenin Blanc. Clos de l’Elu was purchased in 2008 by Thomas Carsin, an agricultural engineer who worked in various cellars all around the world and Grégoire du Bouëxic, an entrepreneur who was equally passionate about wine. Thomas farms Clos de l’Elu organically with continuing experiments with biodynamics. In this warmer and drier part of the Anjou red varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Grolleau are widely cultivated along side the traditional Chenin Blanc.  Most of the red wines are whole cluster fermentations. Only natural yeasts are employed, macerations are long and the wines age in tank, barrel or amphorae. Sulfur usage is minimal. Wines are elaborated with passion to obtain the best expression from the soil.

Address

49190 Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné

Country

France

Region

Loire

Appellation(s)

Anjou blanc, Anjou rouge


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Wines from this Winery


Clos de l'Elu Anjou Indigene

No cabernet franc in this red Loire cuvee but instead ripe gamay and grolleau to produce an approachable wine with lots of red fruits, soft and fresh on the palate.

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¥3,000
Clos de l'Elu Anjou blanc Bastingage

An impressive white, Bastingage carries fleshy fruit substance lifted by a chalky minerality and fresh acidity. Full of vigor.

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¥3,846
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Clos de l'Elu Anjou Magellan

Some grolleau complanted with Cabernet franc on a hot and dry soil to produce a perfumed, rich, soft and fresh wine from Anjou.

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¥6,154
Clos de l'Elu Anjou blanc Ephata

Chenin aged in 140l clay amphora. Shining and taut, pure and precise, very persistent, Ephata (“open up”) is an original and outstanding expression of Loire Chenin.

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¥7,308