Clau de Nell Cabernet Franc 2012
Deliciously sweet, fresh and juicy, suggesting wild cherries and raspberries - a mingling of reds and blacks - laced with violets, sweet and savory herbs, a sprinkle of white pepper and hint of minerality. Blossoms in the glass, gaining depth and persistence.
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. As with Domaine Leflaive, all of Clau de Nell’s wines are 100 percent biodynamic.