Clau de Nell is the late Anne Claude Leflaive's property in the Loire Valley. The Estate was named after its previous Burgundian owners, Claude and Nelly, who originally bought the property back in 2000 in order to follow their dreams of producing biodynamic wine which was then frowned upon in Burgundy. These strict biodynamic principles are still followed both in the vineyard and the cellar. Anne Claude bought the Estate in 2008 and no wines were bottled commercially for a few years whilst the property was given the full Domaine Leflaive treatment.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
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