Cuvée Violette 2018 - Clau de Nell
Anne Claude LEFLAIVE
Cellaring: 2023 - 2050
Tasting by Stephan Reinhardt on 14 October 2021 : "The 2018 Anjou Violette is deep, rich and very intense but elegant on the nose, pure and refined, with aromas of black fruits, tea and kumquat. The palate is full-bodied, deep and generous, with a silky, refined and taut texture, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that is one of the highlights of the vintage. Fabulous! A must buy! Tasted at the estate in June 2021."
Soil: clay and silt soil composed of sandstone and red flint on tuffeau (limestone).
Age: cabernet franc: 45 to 55 years, cabernet sauvignon: 70 years.
Pruning: Cabernet Franc: mixed Guyot.
Cabernet Sauvignon: gobelet
Work: autumn shoeing, spring dehairing, ploughing and natural grassing.
Biodynamic applications, infusions and decoctions of plants. This work is done according to the rhythms of the biodynamic calendar.
Yields: Cabernet franc, about 40 hl/ha. Cabernet Sauvignon, about 35 hl/ha.
Harvesting: by hand in 12 kg boxes, sorting in the vineyard at optimum maturity.
Destemmed harvest, indigenous yeasts, maceration maceration for about thirty days without extraction. Pigeage light punching down, little pumping over, infusion work.
Pressing: gentle and slow in a pneumatic press.
12 months on fine lees in Burgundy rooms of 5 to 7 wines then 6 months in vats.
Blend: 2/3 Cabernet franc, 1/3 Cabernet sauvignon (in general, but it depends on the year, we years, we look for a balance)
Bottling: on the "fruit" day without filtration or fining
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Appellation||Vin de France|
|Loire Valley Domains||Clau de Nell|
|Prix||From 30 to 50 €|