Famille Joly, “Clos de la Coulée de Serrant”, Monopole, AOC Coulée de Serrant, Chenin Blanc, 2019

$135.99

Vinous 95 pts:  Offering excellent weight, roundness, and density this wine conveys a sense of being at ease with itself and not trying too hard – perhaps that’s something to do with the biodynamics. The phenolics are beautifully handled providing just the amount of grip and fine-grained texture that you want from a dry Chenin Blanc. The finishing fragrance is all apples and florals. An outstanding wine from an exceptional site but this songbird’s voice has been slightly muffled.

5 in stock

Description

Famille Joly symbolizes the meeting point of well-respected history and refined technique. The first plantings on the present site were during the 12th century by Cistercian monks. The centuries-old monastery and the vineyard celebrated the 890th harvest in 2020, providing living proof that quality can stand the test of time. Famille Joly’s pursuit is to emphasize each unique facet of the 3 sites all planted with Chenin Blanc, from the age, health and typicity of the soil, to the vine’s orientation and the micro-climate that surrounds them. Wines created to depict the balance of nature and its energy. Certified Organic and Biodynamic since 1981.

Considered one of the greatest dry white wines in France, the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant has its own AOC and is entirely owned by the Joly family. A remarkable expression of the land, this Chenin Blanc is produced from 7 hectares of vineyards aging 40 to 50 years-old. With steep slopes and southern exposure, the soil is composed of shale outcroppings (schist) interspersed with quartz. The site on which the vines are planted has remained under vine since 1130. Unparalleled in intensity and complexity, the energy of the property is bottled in this iconic and limited offering that will develop for years to come.

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