Violette AOC 2018 – Clau de Nell


Includes 19% MwSt.
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Violette AOC 2018 - Clau de Nell


SKU: 9950408007 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from from 07.12.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

Purple is in 2017 a cuvée of 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 70 % Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc vines are 45 to 55 years old, the Cabernet Sauvignon vines 70 years old. The vines are planted in loamy-silty soil on sandstone as well as in red flint on tuffeau (limestone).
The yield is 35 to 40 hl/ha. The grapes were harvested by hand in 12-kilo crates. They were mostly destemmed and fermented over 30 days with only infrequent pumping over. The maturation then took place over twelve months on the fine lees in Burgundian Pièces from five to seven years. The cuvée then matured again for half a year in the piece barrel.


intense purple


The Cuvée Violette from Clau de Nell shows both the warmth and expression of biodynamic farming in this vintage. It opens with a whole host of ripe blackberry, blueberry and cassis notes that appear both fresh and, as it were, jammy. Impressively, there is a rather strong and cool mint note on top of that, along with a hint of cedar. The cuvée oscillates between fresh and rich ripe notes.


On the palate, the cuvée presents Purple with a similarly ripe and wonderfully hedonistic dark fruit. One has so to speak a mouthful of wine with black berry fruit and a few cherries. Almost creamy in texture at first with a clear, ripe acidity structure, the tannins make their way more and more, grippy, round and ripe. This is a wine full of energy and clarity, precise and straightforward. A great cuvée from this vintage.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Rack of lamb with sweet cherry-ginger sauce and couscous
  • Onglet with red wine shallots and potato-celery mash
  • Potato gratin with truffles
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)


Contains sulfur






Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,3 g/l

Drinking temperature



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


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