Chenin blanc IGP 2018 1500ml – Clau de Nell


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Chenin blanc IGP 2018 1500ml - Clau de Nell


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Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 07.12.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The 2018 Chenin Blanc comes from a vineyard which Anne-Claude Leflaive also planted - according to the recommendations of the soil scientists Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, who are also involved in the domaine. The Chenin stands in loamy silty soil on sandstone as well as in red flint on tuffeau (limestone).
The yield is 28 hl/ha. The grapes were harvested by hand in 12-kilo crates. After the slow pressing of the whole clusters, the juice was spontaneously aged for a long time in five year old Burgundian Pièces fermented and aged for over twelve months.


intense straw yellow


The 2018s chenin blanc From Claude de Nell opens with a fragrance as if it came from the south of France or was perhaps a Chenin from South Africa. In any case, it does not conceal the vintage with its notes of fully ripe pears and oranges, grapefruits and a compote of apples, pears and quinces, rounded off by a little acacia blossom honey, a touch of beeswax, lanolin and lightly toasted nuts.


On the palate, the rich yellow fruit combines with a thoroughly distinctive acidity, and you're back in the Loire, there's no doubt about that. But this is not the elegance of Vouvray or the pressure of Saumur, but the warmth, almost fat and ripeness of Anjou, but countered by the equally typical acidity. The 2018s chenin blanc melts on the palate like a jus with lots of butter. The texture is silky, slightly salty and intense, and builds to that typical fine bitterness on the finish that this varietal likes to carry. The wine is very young and has a lot of potential, but please decant it.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Strudel with pears, dates, quinces, nuts and spices
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)
  • Pike dumplings in crustacean stock
  • Farmer's goose with quince and ginger


Contains sulfur





Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Residual sweetness



6,6 g/l

Drinking temperature



Clau De Nell, Rue de Noyers, 49700 Ambillou-Château / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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