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Les Clous

Domaine Saint Nicolas

Les Clous Bottle
Appellation
Fiefs-Vendéens
Variety
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
Age of Vines
15-25
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Clay, schist, quartz
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in oak vats and stainless steel tanks
Aging
Aged 6 months in Stockinger foudres, bottled unfined with total sulfites of 18mg/L.

Overview

A blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, Les Clous comes from scattered plots near the ocean on sandy schist and clay soils with quartzite gravel. Usually the first wine you taste when visiting the cellars and always accompanied by shellfish, Les Clous is mineral with a salty, iodine-like character (think of a fresh breeze off the sea) complimented with added weight and fruit from the Chardonnay. Bottled unfined and with 18mg/L total sulfites. 

Ratings & Reviews

90

2018 Les Clous

Source: VM

91

2016 Les Clous

Source: WA

90

2015 Les Clous

Source: VM

90

2013 Les Clous

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Fiefs-Vendéens
  • Proprietor
    Thierry Michon
  • Winemaker
    Thierry Michon
  • Size / Elevation
    32 hectares / 25 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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