Savennières "Clos de la Bergerie" Roche aux Moines 2012
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Region: Loire Valley
Appellation: Savènnieres Roche aux Moines
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Estate: Coulée de Serrant is one of the most legendary appellations in France. It is located in Savennières in the Loire Valley. This is sacred land. To put it in Burgundian terms, this is the Montrachet of the Loire Valley. Unlike Burgundy where chardonnay is king of white wines, here it is chenin blanc. Chenin Blanc may be one of the most underrepresented varietals in the world. Savennieres is one of the few places that really captures the full expression of chenin blanc.
Coulée de Serrant was planted during the 12th century. The 2010 is the 880th consecutive vintage. Coulee de Serrant has changed hands many times but the last change is the most significant. The Jolys purchased the property in 1962. They had 2 sons, Eric and Nicolas. Nicolas took over the vineyard at age 32. He was in the banking industry, worked for JP Morgan in Canada, spent some time in New York, then London, but found himself ready for a new start. He went to Oenology school in Bordeaux. The most important discovery made by Nicolas Joly was the work of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. He was so moved by the teachings that he converted Coulee de Serrant to biodynamic practices in 1981. He is considered to be the pioneer of biodynamic wine making.
His daughter Virginie has taken over wine making since 2006. She is doing an incredible job. It has been said that her wines not only rival her father's but surpass them.
Decant this wine before serving.