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Clau de Nell (Anne-Claude Leflaive)

Clau de Nell, "Grolleau" 2020

Clau de Nell, "Grolleau" 2020

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100% biodynamically cultivated old-vine Grolleau from the heart of the Loire. Medium-length maceration followed by aging for 12+ monjths. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, minimal SO2. 13%ABV

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The biodynamic Clau de Nell domaine was begun by the late Anne-Claude Leflaive and is now run by her widower Christian Jacques. Grolleau is a grape native to the Loire and best known for being made as a rosé wine. However, at Clau de Nell, they treat it like their other grape varieties to produce a fruity and deep red wine. Half the wine is aged on lees for 12 months while the other half is aged in foudres and then four months in stainless steel tanks. Bottled on a flower day without fining or filtration. Deep purple in colour, it reveals itself with notes of red cherries, raspberries, strawberries, fresh and crunchy, enhanced by a spicy and floral touch. A delicate structure emerges in the mid-palate with a long and precise finish. A light wine with a singular character perfect for the start of a meal with a few tapas.

About Loire Valley

Wines from the Loire Valley, nestled in the heart of France, offer a captivating journey through diverse terroirs and grape varieties. Renowned for their elegance and versatility, Loire Valley wines reflect the region's rich viticultural heritage. From the crisp, mineral-driven Sauvignon Blancs of Sancerre to the luscious, honeyed Chenin Blancs of Vouvray, and the delicate, ethereal Cabernet Francs of Chinon, the Loire Valley showcases a spectrum of flavors that captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide. The region's winemakers skillfully craft whites, reds, and rosés that embrace the essence of their surroundings, producing wines that harmonize with the lush landscapes and the gentle flow of the Loire River. These wines are an embodiment of France's artistry in winemaking, offering a diverse and delightful tasting experience for those who explore their storied vineyards.

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