Equivalent Bottle Price £79.99
Terroir: 7 hectares single parcel of red schist exposed South/South-East. The vineyard was planted in 1130 by the Cistercian monks.
Average age of vines: from 30 to 80 years old.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. Grape pickers go through the vines several times over the harvest period. The picking period can sometimes stretch over a period of a couple of months, to enable the bunches to be picked only when they are ripe. Wine is then aged in 500L barrels for a year.
From 2016 onward these wines are no longer classified under the "Savennières" appellation. "Coulée de Serrant" became its own appellation.
Nicolas Joly France’s leading authority on biodynamic farming has written at least 18 books on the subject and regularly holds lectures on the topic. Indeed, his estate has been farmed this way since 1984. He is also the founder of Renaissance des Appellations. Nicolas and his daughter, Virginie, grow 7 hectares of Chenin Blanc on steep slopes of schist soils. The heritage here is rich as the vineyard was initially planted by Cistercian monks in 1130 and Louis XI and Louis XIV are said to have celebrated the wines. To this day, Nicolas and Virginie make absolutely superb wines that have outstanding ageing potential