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Le Haut des Clous

Domaine Saint Nicolas

Le Haut des Clous Bottle
Appellation
Fiefs-Vendéens
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
25
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Clay, schist, quartz
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, pneumatic pressing, natural yeast fermentation in oak vats
Aging
Aged 10 months in Stockinger foudres, bottled unfined and unfiltered with total sulfites of 43mg/L.

Overview

All lovers of Chenin Blanc should be on the lookout for Le Haut des Clous from Domaine Saint Nicolas. A charming wine in its youth it also has a tremendous capacity to age effortlessly. If tasted blind it might remind you of Savennières but there is a distinct salty minerality and a sappy quality that is a unique signature of Chenin grown on schist and clay soils so close to the Atlantic. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

Ratings & Reviews

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2018 Le Haut des Clous

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2015 Le Haut des Clous

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2014 Le Haut des Clous

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2014 Le Haut des Clous

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2012 Le Haut des Clous

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91

2011 Le Haut des Clous

Source: VM

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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