Savennières "Coulée de Serrant," Joly
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Savennières "Coulée de Serrant," Joly - 2020

Item # 27395 750mL
$149.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

Coulée de Serrant, Nicolas Joly's flagship vineyard, is renown for Chenin of exquisite depth and richness. This 2003, from the heat wave year, is remarkable in its balance and complexity. Pineapple sorbet, buttered grilled bread and beeswax are only a few of the flavors you will experience on this lush wine. Decant if serving tonight, especially with roasted chicken, aromatic sauces and buttery mushrooms. This is a wine with great aging potential.


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Staff Pick Notes

I’m usually the one holding onto wines because I want to drink them “at the proper age.” Nothing gives me more chagrin than popping a bottle that is nowhere near its prime. Nicholas Joly’s Coulée de Serrant is world famous for its breathtaking depth and long life. It’s a wine that evolves decade after decade into something indescribable. All that said, drink it now. The wine is truly alive. Inside the glass are vivid fruits: yellow plums, tangerines, apricots, and heartwarming earthy aromas of freshly hewn hay, dried flowers, and beeswax. The acidity gives the wine enough energy to vibrate the glass. Few of the greatest wines drink so well in their youth. Which is why this wine is such a marvel.

- SD

About the Producer

Château de la Roches-aux-Moines Savennières, Loire Valley, France Nicolas Joly is the enigmatic, passionate pioneer of the Biodynamic wine movement. His family has owned the majestic estate, Château de la Roches-aux-Moines since 1962, when Nicolas’s parents, André and Denise purchased the property. The origins date back to a 12th century Cistercian monastery, the remanants of which are still...

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