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6467 NICOLAS JOLY CLOS DE LA COULEE DE SERRANT MONOPOLE 2014 750ml
6467 NICOLAS JOLY CLOS DE LA COULEE DE SERRANT MONOPOLE 2014 750ml


 
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The yellow-golden 2014 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, a world famous and iconic Chenin with its own appellation (Savennières – Coulée de Serrant AC), opens with a beautifully clear, precise and aromatic bouquet of ripe and dried, lovely concentrated stone and grapefruit, as well as some honey aromas intermixed with crushed crystalline stones and herbal flavors. Highly elegant, clear and vital on the palate, this full-bodied wine is immensely intense but also silky, transparent and finesse-full. The long and stimulating finish is enormously piquant and salty, very compact but in perfect balance. There are dried Mediterranean herbs like thyme along with concentrated apricot and quince flavors in the persistent aftertaste. A great, elegant and very refined Coulée.



Clos de la Coulée de Serrant Monopole AOC

Coulée de Serrant is the finest biodynamic vineyards in the world which has fascinated many talented great producers such as Lalou Bize-Leroy and Anne-Claude Leflaive. Coulée de Serrant is "Monopole AOC" that is able to find only few cases for example Romanee Conti and Chateau Grillet. This unique vineyard produces unique wine which is made from 100% Chenin Blanc with botrytis.

Nicolas Joly started Biodynamie in 1980. In 1985 or 1986(according to his memory), Lalou Bize-Leroy visited Coulée de Serrant and she understood everything in a moment, then she decided to implement biodynamie to her vineyards called "Domaine Leroy". After a while(late 80's), Anne-Claude Leflaive visited Coulée de Serrant and she was deeply inspired - maybe you know the rest of the story. All these today's finest and natural wines were not existed without Nicolas Joly's pursuit of truth and its great achievement. After over 30 years management of biodynamie, this vineyard is well-conditioned to express its terroir perfectly. Now this "Monopole AOC" is able to show its maximum potential.

If you stand in this vineyard, you can feel large and deep vibrations. You may understand everything in a moment like Lalou Bize-Leroy. However it is not necessary to go there, because all the elements are perfectly transferred to three wines - Coulée de Serrant, Clos de la Bergerie and Les Vieux Clos - and delivered to your table. Drinking is much more important.

The Wine Magician VICE

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.




Natural wine - the wine like a fresh fruits

Indeed, the taste of Nicolas Joly wines are always different. Many people are thinking that it's a bottle variation, or wines are unstable.

However, please imagine fresh fruits and canned fruits. Nicolas Joly's wine(and other good natural wines) are much closer to fresh fruits. As fresh fruits is changing every moment and affected 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 wines which are distributed widely are produced as preserved food such as canned pineapple. Its taste is same every day(stable and homogenised) and gettitng older slowly.


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 uncorked, 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 develops for several days and 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. Uncork few hours in advance or carafe the wine. Serve at 14°C / 57°F. (by Nicolas Joly)

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