The vineyards at Clau de Nell have been cultivated biodynamically since 2000. A period of financial difficulty led the previous proprietors to seek help from the late Anne-Claude Leflaive and her husband, Christian Jacques. In 2008, the Leflaive-Jacques family purchased Clau de Nell, which at the time had not produced any wine for three years. Since then, Clau de Nell has enjoyed a successful revival with exsommelier Sylvain Potin making the wine and Christian running the domaine.
The Cuvée Violette is a blend of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is excellently structured, with dark fruits, firm tannins and a lifted finish.