2013 Nicolas Joly Coulee de Serrant 750mL
Country Hierarchy: Savennieres, Anjou, Loire, France
Coulée de Serrant is a celebrated single-vineyard cru sub-appellation located on the bank of the Loire river at the southeastern corner of the Savennières appellation.
It is a monopole of the family estate Domaine Joly, producing a dry, mineral-laden biodynamic white wine with a backbone of acidity from the Chenin Blanc grape variety. It can age for many years and is considered to be one of the finest in the entire Loire region, if not all of France.
Le Clos de Coulée de Serrant covers 7 hectares (17 acres) of vines on gentle, southeast-facing slopes just east of Chamboreau, a hamlet at the eastern edge of Savennières parish. Until around the time of the French Revolution, the vineyard was probably part of a larger property along with its fellow cru and immediate neighbor to the southwest, Savennières La Roche aux Moines (the monks' rock) The vineyards are thought to have been established in the 12th Century by Cistercian monks from the monastery at the foot of the vineyards,