Nicolas Reau Enlevement Demande
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Le Clos des Treilles (Nicolas Reau)
Aromas of flowers and small red berries. The palate is juicy and light and packed with summer fruit flavors.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
France - Loire Valley - Anjou AOC
100% Cabernet Franc
These vines are planted at an altitude of 80 metres, facing East/West. Vines planted 2002-2005, in Nicolas' own estate and not from another viticulture's vines. These Cabernet Franc vines are cut to the Guyot Simple cut.
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.
Half matured in a concrete vat, half in conical wooden vat
No filtration and no fining.
No sulphur added to this wine
Grilled rib steak, roast poultry or lamb chops