Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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46 i n 2008, Anne-Claude l eflaive acquired the vines here because she believed it was the ideal location to realize her dream of truly harmonious wines. t he techniques used to create this harmony and biodiversity can often sound too mystical for most people's tastes. Yet, there's no denying that we have witnessed them at work, as today's top wineries and cult producers continue to adopt the same methodologies. Cabernet s auvignon and Cabernet f ranc in its purest form; that's what is offered up to us by Clau de n ell. g rown on 40-year-old vines in a soil consisting of silty clay, red flint and limestone, the vines receive personal attention from start to finish. i n the winery, a fermentation by native yeasts is followed by aging in completely neutral b urgundy casks. i t is a gorgeous wine of terroir, utterly delicious, and unique in its varietal transparency. ✦ Clau de Nell Anjou Cuvee v iolette Loire 2013 $52 "" d isplaying wild aromas...showing feminine and lifted textures with wild berry fruit...and lingering inner florals." E. Guido (1470138) Truly h ar M onious Clau de Nell, which overlooks the Loire valley from Anjou, often speaks more about its philosophies than its winemaking. That's because they see the wine as being truly made in the vineyard. l oire

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