Vegetarian;Vegan;Certified Organic;Certified Biodynamic
From a biodynamically-farmed estate in Anjou, purchased by the Leflaive family in 2000. This Cabernet Franc is bright with intense berry fruit, floral spice, fine tannins and fresh acidity.
The vineyards at Clau de Nell have been cultivated biodynamically since 2000. A period of financial difficulty led the previous proprietors to seek help from the late Anne-Claude Leflaive and her husband, Christian Jacques. In 2008, the Leflaive-Jacques family purchased Clau de Nell, which at the time had not produced any wine for three years. Since then, Clau de Nell has enjoyed a successful revival with ex-sommelier Sylvain Potin making the wine and Christian running the domaine.
2018 was a very hot vintage in the Loire. The vines were spared from hail and frost this year. High temperatures and rain in June provided ideal conditions for vine growth. July through to October was very hot and dry which was perfect for an even maturation of the fruit. Overall, the quality and quantity of grapes were higher in comparison to the previous two vintages.