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Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2019

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 Wine Advocate: 98
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2019
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Vignobles de la Coulee de Serrant 'Clos de la Coulee de Serrant is made from from 100 Percent Chenin Blanc

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.


Review:

Produced from seven hectares of vineyards aged from 40 to 50 years old, Joly’s 2019 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant opens with a clear, bright yet enormously dense and complex bouquet of crushed stones, herbs and fine but dense and multilayered fruit that needs air to open up, yet it shows its class immediately. On the palate, this is a rich and intense, full-bodied, tight and concentrated yet elegant and stimulating salty Chenin with firm tannins intertwined with a crystalline acidity that carries this highly complex icon wine to a long and compact yet elegant finish. There is a remarkable purity, freshness and energy in the aftertaste that you sometimes might have missed in former vintages.

Virginie Joly insisted I taste the wine again on day three and day seven to detect all its dimensions (she says this for all her wines), and I agreed on that. However, even on day one, the 2019 reveals itself to be one of the greatest vintages I have tasted from this family monopole, which is on steep, south-facing slopes on shale outcroppings (schist) interspersed with quartz. The finish is enormously dense, intense and structured and certainly very, very long. We are in the category of what Markus Molitor describes as "physical drinking," and his three-starred Riesling Auslesen is so incredibly impressive. The 2019 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant is doubtlessly one of the great wines of this planet and one of the stars next to 1989 and 1995 (unfortunately, I haven't tasted the 2013 and 2015 yet). The 2019 comes in with well-integrated and certainly natural 15% alcohol. Tasted in May 2021.

-Wine Advocate 98 Points

Winery: Coulee de Serrant

Exclusively owned by the Joly family, the Coulée de Serrant vineyard is a controlled appellation of only 7 hectares.

The vineyard was planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks and today consists of vines aged from 35 to 80 years old. The old small monastery still exists and a few hundred meters away, the castle of La Roche aux Moines was built and dismantled during the wars of religion.

Always considered as a rare and unique product, the Serrant Casting was celebrated by Louis XI and Louis XIV as one of the best French white wines.

The vineyard is cultivated partly by hand and partly by horse because of the steep slopes overlooking the Loire.

Since 1984, the entire estate has been cultivated using biodynamic farming methods. Three wines are produced in small quantities on the property and benefit from the principles of biodynamic agriculture:”Coulée de Serrant”,”Clos de la Bergerie” and “Les Vieux Clos”.


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