Famille Joly - La Coulee de Serrant 2022 -AOC Coulee de Serrant

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Now that Nicolas's daughter Virginie has taken the reigns of most of the work at the estate, the name has slightly changed from Nicolas Joly on the front label to Famille Joly to show that it is now a family effort. 

The wines are made according to biodynamic practices (since 1980) by the world’s foremost thinker, philosopher and practitioner of biodynamic wine farming, Nicolas Joly. The reputation of the estate, the man and the wines is unquestionable and needs little introduction. These are perhaps the world’s most important wines philosophically when it comes to understanding biodynamics and they are surely the most idiosyncratic Chenin Blancs in the world.

Famille Joly - La Coulee de Serrant 2022 -AOC Coulee de Serrant

Every couple of decades La Coulee de Serrant will yield an off-dry wine. 2022 is one such vintage. While there are 32 grams of residual sugar, this is more than balanced out with natural bitterness and tannic grip. The most powerful, long, intense of the range. In youth, it smells of fresh rain on stones, with hints of melon, stone fruit and pear skin. With age, it becomes a tea chest of bergamot, dried fruits, honey and dried flowers. The wines need a long spell in the decanter, a day is best if you can wait! An extraordinary wine that will outlive us all.

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