Nicolas was a Jazz and blues pianist until he was 22 at which age he became a winemaker. He had always been passionate about wine, and when he was finding it difficult to earn his living in the music business, he decided on a dramatic career change. He studied winemaking and viticulture at Montreuil and supplemented these studies with more at Bordeaux. He also worked with several local Anjou vignerons to acquire valuable experience. He bought this vineyard in 2002 from another viticulteur. Some years later, in 2007, he founded his own négoce business, buying grapes from other growers, because the 1.3 hectares of vines of his own estate were not producing enough grapes to satisfy demand.
A deep ruby red, it has an elegant peony nose with notes of crushed vine leaves. In the mouth it is supple with a subtle freshness, black fruit flavours, vegetal notes and a delicate finish.
Producer Le Clos des Treilles (Nicolas Reau)
Origin Loire, France
Appellation Anjou AOC
Grapes 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 13% ABV
Style Medium body elegant natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, carried out 5 weeks of maceration. Fermented with indigenous yeast and without temperature control in cement tanks. Aged for 12 months in old oak. Unfiltred, unfined and no added sulphur
Notes Biodynamic, Natural, Organic