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Magellan, 2018

By Clos de l'Elu

  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
  • Soil type: Shale sandstone and phthanite
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 30 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 14% Average age of vines: 80 years Certified Organic Manual grape harvesting in 20kg bins. Grapes destemmed, not crushed, and directly placed in maceration amphorae. 5 months maceration with light cap-punching or pigeages. Pressing and maturing in old barrels over 20 months. The nose is very expressive, with fresh notes of wild fruits, blackcurrant and liquorice. Then spices take over, the palate delights with firm yet silky tannins.

About Clos de l'Elu

Loire, France

In January 2008, Charlotte & Thomas embarked on a marvellous winemaking adventure by acquiring the Clos de l’Elu, on the schist-rich lands of the Anjou Noir. They’re both deeply passionate about the life of their 20 Ha domain, which lies on the finest terroirs of the Layon valley.