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Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell 2012

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color:Red
  • Biodynamics
  • 12% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Voluptuous

A wonderful blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon made by a biodynamic domain. A fine example of finesse and density. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label

Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Filet de boeuf, Fricassée de lapin, Viandes.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell

    Cuvée presentation

    Cuvée Violette is the fruit of vines aged (on average) 60 years old. It is both dense and fine, the result of high-quality ageing on fine lees in a troglodyte cave.

    Information about domain Clau de Nell

    This domaine with its long-standing reputation was taken over in the early 2000s by a couple of winegrowers from Burgundy, Nelly and Claude Pichard who sought to get the very best from the terroir by using the area's three traditional red grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grolleau) and following natural methods both with the vines and in the cellar. In 2008 the domaine had gone into liquidation and was bought by Anne-Claude Leflaive, from the famous, eponymous Puligny-Montrachet domaine. Then in 2009, a new manager was recruited, Sylvain Potain, who is still in charge of the domaine today. Drawing "inspiration" from Domaine Leflaive, biodynamic methods are used to work the vines (but with the skill that comes only from lengthy experience) and vinification is also carried out as naturally as possible by striving for extensive extraction but through extended infusion rather than by physically working the must (pigeagesfor example). Ageing lasts from 12 to 24 months in troglodyte caves. A domaine that is leading the way in Anjou.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Anjou
    • Producer/Owner: Clau de Nell
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 10
    • Volume: 35000
    • Intensity: Voluptuous
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, carbernet franc
    Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell
    Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell

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    Anjou Cuvée Violette Clau de Nell 2012

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