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CLAU DE NELL

Christian Jacques
Loire, France
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About CLAU DE NELL

The property comprises 10 continuous hectares of vines on a hillock 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.
These horizontal lines gradually blend together in the blue-coloured morning mist. Under the midday sun, the systematic alignment of the vineyard’s stakes connects the sky to the earth. The land here is imposing with a relief marked by ploughed furrows. Its fresh and supple earth gives the impression of living and breathing.
The trees bordering the vineyard display a rich and delicate palette, comprising different shades of green. In this area, the natural surroundings freely express strength and sensitivity. Passers-by frequently stop here of their own accord, just to take in the ambience.
One just has to follow the path outlining Clau de Nell to arrive at the estate. The scenery is once again surprising, indeed, the location’s troglodyte caves have been converted into natural wine cellars. Their light-coloured tufa limestone surface illuminates the walls. Well-protected in both winter and summer alike, the oak barrels are always maintained at the right temperature. Sometimes on very windy days, spray from the far-away Atlantic Ocean mixes with the earth’s fragrances. This location boasts a truly unique atmosphere.

Certifications

  • Certified Biodynamic by Demeter
  • Certified Organic by Ecocert

Contact Details

+33 241 593 529

9 bis rue des Noyers
Ambillou Chateau
Tuffalin, 49700
Anjou
France