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.

Tasting Notes

A bit tight and grippy, but has a beautiful flavor profile ranging from blackberry and cassis flavors to olive, bay leaf and tobacco notes. Loamy earth details emerge midpalate, as well as the fresh acidity, which provides balance and support. Give this some time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
[91 Points – Clau de Nell Cuvée Violette – 2015 – Wine Spectator]