Nicolas Joly Savennières Coulée De Serrant 1996
100% Chenin Blanc. Coulée de Serrant is a remarkable estate and is one of only three single estate appellations within France today. Its sheltered, southwest-facing vineyard is an ancient monastic vineyard and is located within the boundaries of the Savennières. The seven hectares of vines have been farmed on biodynamic lines since 1982 and owner Nicolas Joly is one of the most passionate advocates of this approach to viticulture. Today, the domaine is managed by Nicolas Joly's daughter, Virginie. Under Nicolas' tutelage, the estate has become an icon although the style of the wines divides opinion, not least as Nicolas is never shy about expressing his views on what he terms as the terrible cancer which is conventional wine making. He is someone who has lived and worked by extremes and his wines are for those who are looking for the purest and most authentic expression of Chenin Blanc.