Nicolas Joly Les Vieux Clos 2020 - AOC Savennieres
Very limited, only 36 bottles for the whole country.
Domaine Nicolas Joly is located in the appellation of Savennières , in the Loire Valley. Nicolas Joly began his career in Finance in the United States and the United Kingdom before returning in 1977 to his home village of Savennières to take care of his parents' vineyard in 1980 he converted the vineyards to biodynamics and obtained certification in 1985. Today, the vineyard is managed by Virginie, Nicolas' daughter, and produces grapes from the 7 hectares of Clos de la Coulée de Serrant monopoly, the Domaine's flagship wine. However, following setbacks with the Interloire organization (the organization promoting the Loire), the Coulée de Serrant may no longer appear on the official appellation maps of the Loire Valley.
First, there is Les Vieux Clos in AOC Savennières, a beautiful assortment of old walled vineyards on the top of the slope. The schist here is topped with roughly one metre of clay soil. The wines are packed with ripe fruit flavours of melon and orchard fruit, and the finish is classic Savennières - powerful and long.
Grape variety: 100% Chenin Blanc