Cabernet Franc - 2018 - Sylvain Potin
Clau de Nell
A few words from the Estate: "From red fruit to cooked fruit through black fruit, spices and a floral bouquet, this is a wine of beautiful complexity that invites indulgence. A velvety texture with silky tannins."
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2029
Cabernet Franc from 45- to 55-year-old biodynamic vines, planted on a clay-loam terroir. Harvesting is done by hand using crates, with careful sorting, and yields of around 40 hl/ha. Vinification: 100% destemmed grapes macerate for about 30 days, without excessive extraction, then are gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Matured 12 months on fine lees in 228-litre Burgundy barrels that have seen 5 to 7 wines, then 6 months in stainless steel vats. Bottled at the estate according to the biodynamic calendar, without fining or filtration.
Sylvain Potin has been the onsite manager of Clau de Nell Estate since 2009, located in Ambillou-Château, Loire Valley, over eight hectares, grown biodynamically since 2000, and taken over by Anne-Claude Leflaive in 2008. Sylvain was hired by Anne-Claude within a few minutes after a walk in the vineyards. Originally from the Angers area, he has extensive experience in the world of wine, from...All wines
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