Nicolas Joly, Loire

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, 2016


750 ml

Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes:

Coulée-de-Serrant is a remarkable Estate and is one of only 3 single Estate Appellations within France today (the other 2 being Romanée-Conti and Chateau-Grillet). Its sheltered south west facing vineyard is an ancient monastic vineyard and is located within the boundaries of the Savennières Appellation.

A Coulée de Serrant is different from all the other white wines in the world. It is a true monument and leaves no one cold. The grapes come from the steepest and best site with the oldest vines. They are a gleaming gold, with exotic aromas of a particular clarity, and added to this is a complex mineral, spicy and nutty bouquet with honey and butter nuances. It is very rich and full-bodied, well-balanced, and has the rare feeling of a nice fruity sweetness. Its finish is endless and impressive. The wine should be decanted before serving. This wine deserves to be regarded as work of art.

Wine & Spirit: 93 points, La Revue du Vin de France: 17.5/20 points