From Our Cellar

Nau Frères Tasting Kit

2014
Cabernet Franc
Domaine Nau Frères
$36.00

Enjoy 2 wines from Domaine Nau Frères. Offered in conjunction with a virtual tasting with the winemaker on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 3pm ET.

 

You will receive 1 bottle each of:

 

Suggested Glassware - Grassl 1855

Domaine Nau Frères

The brothers Nau are (L-R in the photo) Patrice (manager and winemaker), Bertrand and their brother-in-law, Abel. Abel and Bertrand are semi-retired. They operate this 20 hectare domaine that produces about 40,000 bottles annually. The property orginally was a poly-farm but now grows only grapes commercially.

 

All grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed.   They use gentle extraction known as jus de goutte (free-run wine as opposed to pressing). Vinification is done in large concrete tanks at a controlled temperature.

 

We seem to bump into family members all over this sprawling estate. They all are cheerful, gracious and hospitable. A few remnants of the old farm remain and we were offered fresh picked cherries after strolling through the vineyards.

 

This photo is from a few years back, but we couldn’t resist  It so wonderfully depicts the whimsical, good-natured, down-to-earth character of this family who impart so much joy in their wines.  Don’t make the mistake though of thinking they aren’t serious about wine.  One taste and you will recognize they are world class.