Grolleau Clau de Nell 2017
Grolleau Clau de Nell 2017
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Grolleau Clau de Nell 2017

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The Grolleau comes from a 2-hectare lot on silty and limestone clay (tuff) rich in red sandstones (Silex). Strains between the ages of 60 and 90 grown according to the principles of biodynamics. Manual harvest in 12 kg boxes and subsequent destemming of the grapes followed by a soft pneumatic pressing. Maceration for 20 days without extraction and with light pigeage and pumping over at controlled temperature between 18 and 25 C. Elevation of 12/18 months on the fine lees in Burgundy piece of fifth passage inside the tufa caves of the cellar. Bottling without filtration and clarification according to the lunar calendar.

Clau de Nell

Clau de Nell

In the period between 2006 and 2008 Anne Claude Leflaive habitually frequented the Loire vineyard in order to disseminate and promote biodynamic culture and Steiner's philosophical principles, and it was during a visit to the estate of Clau de Nell that the decision to run matured in economic aid of the Domaine which at the time was in difficult economic conditions even if it rested on an agronomic and vineyard heritage of great integrity and environmental value. At the end of 2008, Anne Claude and her husband Christian Jacques finally purchased the estate, entrusting the guide to their friend Sylvain Potin who had been active in the Loire as a sommelier up until then, as if he wanted to work immediately in the management of the vineyards, having as a priority a final result in the stylistically unexceptionable glass to be reached however through the most intransigent principles of respect for natural processes. In 2011 the lands of "Clos des Noyers" and "La Perre '" were added to the vineyards of the old Clau de Nell with old vineyards of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau and Cabernet Sauvignon in order to start cultivating Chenin blanc. In 2013 Clau de Nell became a member of the "Reinassance des Appellations" association and increased the storage of wines in other troglodyte caves in its subsoil to optimize the conditions of elevation and refinement of the wines. On Easter Monday of 2015 Anne Claude is missing and from that moment the youngest daughter Claire actively enters the management of the Domaine. We find the sequel of the story in the glass and it is an exciting expression of Anjou's terroir ...

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