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).
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.Please log in to continue reading: