Le Beau Clous Michon Domaine Saint Nicolas 2022

Le Beau Clous Michon
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A light lunch

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Pale, Subtle, Elegant

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Le Beau Clous Michon, Domaine Saint-Nicholas, biodynamic Chenin Blanc blend, distinctive vin de terroir.  This wine is a fascinating wine from the tiny appellation within the Loire of Fiefs-Vendeens.  Le Beau Clous Michon is a blend of Chenin, Chardonnay and Grolleau Gris which are grown on clay schist soils. Situated on a marshy island a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic, the aromas of the forest and the sea in the wine are distinctive and fascinating. The wine has flavours of candied fruit with a wet rock element. It finishes almost dry and has the hallmark refreshing acidity of cool-climate wines. The wine is biodynamic, hand harvested and undergoes wild yeast fermentation in steel tanks.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Saint Nicholas Thierry Michon
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Chenin Blanc
Terroir Clay schist soils
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation Stainless steel
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Years
Food Matching Light Dishes and Salads, Oily Fish, Poultry

Thierry's father purchased the vineyard at Ile d’Olonne in 1970 to build the winery that Thierry now runs.

The wines of Saint-Nicholas are unique due to the vineyard's proximity to the ocean and resulting micro-climate: sea, woodland and the marshes of the Ile d’Olonne. They have a wide variety of grapes across this 37 hectare estate, and it is all farmed biodynamically. No easy task! For Thierry Michon, the schist and silex soils so close to the Atlantic are key to his success. His vineyards never see a non-organic product. He raises his own cows simply for the manure they produce which he religiously spreads between the vines. He has also slowly purchased buffer zones all around his property to prevent chemical products from other winemakers from seeping into his parcels.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Le Beau Clous Michon Domaine Saint Nicolas 2022