Clos De La Coulèe De Serrant
Nicolas Joly, a man of great charisma and personality, is one of the most acclaimed vintners in France. In recent years, he has been very committed to carrying out around the world the method and thinking of Steiner, the one who started to apply the principles of biodynamics to agriculture at the beginning of 900. Nicolas Joly was not always a vintner, after studying at Columbia University, worked for several years as a banker at J.P. Morgan in New York City. In In 1977 decided to leave the bank to manage the family estate "Château de la Roche aux Moines" in Savennières. From now on Nicolas was very skeptical about running the vineyards with modern methods and the effects these had on nature. In the early 80's he bought a book by Steinar, the father of biodynamics, and began cultivating his vineyards with the principles of biodynamics. The first completely natural wine was in 1981 the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, to which it added in 1984 the entire range of wines produced by Nicolas Joly. The Coulée de Serrant is a Chenin Blanc vineyard of only seven hectares of exclusive Joly family property. The vineyard was planted in the 1130s by the Circestensi monks, and since then has always been sold. In the vineyard there are old vineyards with an average age of 15 to 80 years on land consisting essentially of shrubs, and work is done by hand and with the help of horses. Nicola Joly is also the owner of the "Clos de la Bergerie" vineyard, three hectares in the Savinière-Roche aux Moines appeal, and the "Les Vieux Clos" vineyard in the Savennières appellation, from which the respective wines have a price More accessible than the legendary Clos de la Coulée de Serrant.