Clau de Nell, 2016 Update

There are many domaines in the Loire Valley at which I enjoy tasting, most of which I have known – either vicariously, through their wines, or by visiting and getting to know the relevant vignerons – for many years, sometimes a decade or more. None, whoever, seemed to break into my wine consciousness in the manner in which Clau de Nell did a couple of years ago. A biodynamic domaine rescued from financial collapse by the late Anne-Claude Leflaive, the vineyards were taken in hand by Sylvain Potin (pictured below).

Clau de Nell

What has resulted from their intervention are wines made with traditional Loire Valley varieties, but with a rather slick and polished style. They are not short of appeal.

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