Violette - 2018 - Sylvain Potin
Clau de Nell
A nose with notes of undergrowth, leather and cooked fruits. A cuvée that combines the generosity, power, spiciness and fruitiness of Cabernet Sauvignon with the freshness and vivacity of Cabernet Franc. An unctuous, complex wine with elegant tannins.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2030
A blend of about 2/3 Cabernet Franc (45 to 55 years old) and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon (70 years old), from biodynamic vineyards on clay-loam soils. Harvested by hand using crates, with careful sorting, and yields of 35-40 hl/ha. Vinification: 100% destemmed grapes macerate for about 30 days, without excessive extraction, followed by gentle pressing. Matured 12 months on fine lees in 228-l 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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