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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.
Aromas of flowers and small red berries. The palate is juicy and light and packed with summer fruit flavours. A beautiful expression of Cabernet Franc.
Producer Le Clos des Treilles (Nicolas Reau)
Origin Loire, France
Appellation Anjou AOC
Grapes 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 13.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, placed in in 50 Hecto-litre cement vat where they carried out three weeks of maceration, wild yeast fermentation (without temperature control) lasted only three weeks. No punch-downs were carried out, but a few pumping-over actions took place. The must was pressed in a horizontal Vaslin grape press. Undergoes full malolactic. Half matured in concrete vat, half in conical wooden vatundergoes malolactic fermentation. Unfiltred, unfined and no added sulphur
Notes Biodynamic, Natural, Organic, unfined