Anne-Claude Leflaive and Christian Jacques purchased Clau de Nell in 2008; Sylvain Potin joined the team as estate manager in 2009. The property is comprised of 10 hectares (24.7 acres) of vines on a gently sloping hill surrounded by open countryside. The highest point of Clau de Nell offers a glimpse of the Loire in the distance; from here, an uninterrupted view unveils the sky and the river on the horizon, as well as rows of Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc.
The 2017 Anjou Violette is a deep and intensely fruity but a bit volatile Cabernet blend on the nose, with blackberry and leafy aromas. Full-bodied, pure, fresh and tannic on the nose. Silky, intense and juicy on the palate, this is a fresh and stimulating bitter, fresh and tensioned Cabernet blend with kumquat aromas on the finish. Tart, a bit drying.