Clau de NellCuvée Violette Anjou 2016Product code: 4976
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Clau de Nell Cuvée Violette Anjou wine is an exquisite product from the vineyards of Loire Valley, France. This gem exhibits a thrilling fusion of ripe blackberry and cherry notes, harmoniously entwined with undertones of aromatic spices. The bouquet is captivating, with an enchanting violet hue that's pleasing to the eye. At first sup, a refreshing acidity meets the palate before giving way to a vibrant, medium-bodied wine with a distinct mineral edge. Its velvety tannins and long finish provide a satisfying linger. A fantastic biodynamic treasure for wine collectors or an impressive selection for a special dinner.
The Cuvée Violette is a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, it has intense aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and plums. It is excellently structured with firm, elegant tannins and a lifted finish.
About the Winery
Snuggled in the heart of France's Loire Valley, the Clau de Nell winery stands as a tribute to the timeless allure of authentic, organic wines. Established merely two decades ago, the winery embraces a relatively modern approach to producing its vivacious wines, yet it exudes a sense of tradition that’s emblematic of the historic french vineyards.
Perched on a truly magnificent plot, the vineyard spans a respectable 10 hectares of land. The biodiversity of the environment, relentless pursuit of organic viticulture, and a meticulous eye for detail have established Clau de Nell as a beacon of terroir expression. All their wines are biodynamically crafted, with a staunch commitment to letting nature maintain the driver’s seat. Hand-harvested at maturity, with minimal intervention during the vinification process, the wines are a metaphor for purity: unfiltered, unfined, low in sulfates.
Their roster includes varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, and Grolleau: all echoing the phenolic identity of Loire Valley; while reflecting their distinct interpretations. Among the critically acclaimed are their single-varietal reds and an elegant blend of Grolleau and Cabernet, all of which command a loyal following amongst global wine enthusiasts:
Part of the winery's charm is its commitment to sustainable practices. Clau de Nell prides itself on maintaining minimal ecological impact, striving to leave the land better than when they found it, A testament to their vision is their use of horses for ploughing, a nod to age-old practices.
The Clau de Nell winery is more than just a vineyard. It is a testament to the power of nature, the art of minimal intervention and the wisdom of tradition. It’s a love letter to the Loire Valley, sealed with the promise of world-class, biodynamic wines.