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5937 NICOLAS JOLY SAVENNIERES COULEE DE SERRANT CLOS DE LA COULEE DE SERRANT 2013 750ml
5937 NICOLAS JOLY SAVENNIERES COULEE DE SERRANT CLOS DE LA COULEE DE SERRANT 2013 750ml


 

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First planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks, the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant has been in the Joly family since 1962. Nicolas Joly began converting the family domaine to biodynamics in 1981 and has been a leader in the movement to apply Rudolf Steiner’s agricultural philosophy to the vine. His daughter, Virginie, worked her first harvest in 2002, and has brought a pragmatic vision to her father’s holistic goals. The 17.2 acres of vines at the Clos are between 35 and 80 years old, growing on steep schist slopes. The wine ferments and ages in 500-liter barrels, with no more than five percent new oak in a vintage. Whether or not you appreciate the style and the sometimes-oxidative character, there are no other wines like it.

Deep gold in color, dark in its earthy savor, this layers floral scents, ginger and ripe pineapple with earthy notes of schist. It has a kind of invisible freshness, open and racy, delicately detailed. Give this time in the cellar and plenty of air; it is used to oxygen and only gains freshness over the course of several days open.(Wine & Spirits)



Q : Why the taste of Nicolas Joly wines are always different? Is this bottle variation? or wines are unstable?

A : Please imagine fresh fruits and canned fruits. Nicolas Joly's wine(and some other natural wines) are much closer to fresh fruits. As fresh fruits is changing every moment and affected a lot by environment, Nicolas Joly's wine is alive in the bottle and perform differently every season, every day and every time zone, rather than bottle variation. On the other hand, most of the wines which are distributed widely are produced as preserved food such as canned pineapple. Taste is same every day(stable and homogenised) and gettitng older slowly.


漂亮的琥珀色,帶著蜂蜜,黏黏,美味,複雜的味道,
名符其實是世界上的最頂級的白葡萄酒之一。

The "Coulée de Serrant" is MONOPOLE, its size is 7ha only. Located on very stiff slopes, dominating the Loire, the vines resulting from the type of vine "chenin" have more than 35 to 40 years of average age; oldest having more 80 years give wood to make new vines carrying the originality of the place.

Partly cultivated with the horse, or the hand, the average output is with 20/25 hectolitres per hectare (40 authorized). The ground far from thick, (20 with 40 cm on average) is on a red schist bottom obliques which drains the vines perfectly.

The orientation of the slopes is especially Southern/Southern East (thank you to consult the data sheet for more details). The grape harvest is done in 5 times out of 3 to 4 weeks to obtain the most coloured possible maturity and the most marked by the botrytis.

Wine making : out of barrel of 500 liters (never more than new wood 5%).

Production: approximately 20/25000 bottles per annum.



Every Nicolas Joly's wines require decanting. In 90's he strongly recommended us to do decanting 24 hours before drinking. However that was not pragmatic and not easy to handle, especially there was no chance in restaurant. Only experienced, skilful wine connoisseurs and wine geeks were allowed to drink this wine.

Today they changed suggestion about decanting. They just say "This wine must be decanted if possible" on the back label modestly. Are they compromising? or they changed their wine-making to be nice to mass-market? - No, they don't. The wines have been improved a lot these 10 years. They could capture best timing for harvesting precisely, and could obtain perfect maturation and good volume of botrytis. This is the reason why their wines no longer require decanting 24 hours before drinking. This is only one of the result. Obviously wines are much delicious than before and showing beautiful balance. But please do not misunderstand that these wines still can last more than 10 days after uncorking, even developing day by day. Needless to say about aging potential in the bottle. These wines can age many years.

* Please do not use ultra decanter. Small frasco type is ideal.
* Please keep 12℃-14℃ during decanting and drinking.
* This wine has sherry-like aroma by nature. But this is not oxidation in bad way.
If you like Jacques Selosse type Champagne, you will also like it.
* If you would like to see development of wine for several days, please keep decanter in the fridge.


Hereunder is the old back label which was mentioning about 24 hours decanting.





Do not confuse oxidation with maturity

Chenin gets its complexity only when it is fully ripe – deep yellow. And only healthy, sustainable farming can guarantee this without grey rot. For this reason, all our grapes are picked in four or five passes as each parcel begins to raisin and form botrytis - thereby allowing the mineral flavors of Chenin to achieve their fullest intensity.

Once opened, wines made in this way continue to improve – and are in no way oxydized. To be sure that the color is not oxydation you can make the test yourself by tasting each day a glass over several days without putting the bottle in the fridge just recork. You will see the wine improving the first days even sometimes over more than a week.

If the wine would be oxydized it would be undrinkable.Our wines go well with white meat in sauce, fish with beurre blanc or even simply with a good cheese like goat cheese or Cantal. Open few hours in advance or carafe the wine. Serve at 14°C / 57°F. (by Nicolas Joly)

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