Cuvée Violette, Anjou +13193737 2015

DOES WINE HAVE A SOUL ?

The property comprises 10 continuous hectares of vines on a hillock surrounded by open countryside. The highest point of Clau de Nell offers a glimpse of the Loire in the distance. From here, an uninterrupted view unveils the sky and the river on the horizon, as well as rows of Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc. You have to hear Anne-Claude Leflaive speak about it to understand her special approach to wine-growing. She cultivates the vine like Voltaire used to cultivate his garden, that is to say by combining natural techniques with farming ones.

About this wine

Region
Regions
Producer
Clau de Nell
Type
Red
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2015
Wine style
Full-bodied, Fresh, Generous, Racy
When to Drink
Enjoy over the next 5 years
Availability
Available in November
Case size
10

Silty-clay terroir, comprising grit and red flint on tufa (limestone)

60 year old vines with biodynamic practices, infusions and plant decoctions, depending upon the lunar calendar. Harvesting by hand in 12kg crates, sorting at the parcel when fully ripened. Blending of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with percentages depending on the vintage.

De-stemmed harvest, native yeast, 20 day maceration without extraction, gentle cap punching, limited pumping over, infusion techniques, at a temperature between 18 to 25°C. Slow and gentle pressing in a pneumatic press. Maturing of 18 months on fine lees in Burgundy casks used 5 times before in troglodyte cellars. Bottling without filtration or fining on a fruit day.

 

CAD$42.25

CAD$462.00 per case

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Clau de Nell

The property comprises 10 continuous hectares of vines on a hillock surrounded by open countryside

The highest point of Clau de Nell offers a glimpse of the Loire in the distance. From here, an uninterrupted view unveils the sky and the river on the horizon, as well as rows of Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc. Its fresh and supple earth gives the impression of living and breathing.

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