Nicolas Joly-Coulée de Serrant, 2013 Savennières, Roche-Aux-Moines, Clos de la Bergerie
Lying in the heart of the Roche-aux-Moines subappellation of Savennières, these vineyards surrounding the property are exposed to the east with gentle slopes. The vines have an average age of 25 years and, of course, the vineyards are farmed biodynamically using only indigenous yeasts in the fermentation. Fermented and aged in neutral barrels, this wine evokes the classic beeswax and lychee nose of great Chenin. The mouth feel is more linear than the Vieux Clos with more aging time needed to open up to notes of quince, baked apple and some exotic citrus. 7-900 cases produced annually.