Clau de Nell
- Grolleau 2013
- France > Loire Valley
- Red, Dry, Medium-Bodied, Fruity, Crisp
- Match obscure, funky fresh Loire reds with bold flavors and rich textures.
- Start with a roasted eggplant spread,
- then stewed rabbit with olives and rosemary.
- Finish with a salty-creamy Epoisses.
Eyes: Dark Purple
Nose: Medium-High Intensity, developing, red fruits, spicy, stone fruits
Mouth: Medium Bodied, dry, medium-high acidity, light tannin, moderate-high intensity, medium-long finish, raspberry, strawberry, apricot
- Clau de Nell, with 30-90 years old vineyards (biodynamic since 2000), had not produced wine for over 3 years due to the owner's financial woes. Purchased by Anne-Claude Leflaive and husband Christian Jacques in 2008, and aided by estate manager Sylain Potin, the winery shines anew, producing, among others, a 100% Grolleau, which is aged for 12 months in their troglodyte caves.
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