2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Region: Loire Valley, Anjou
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc
Off-dry, Medium-bodied | Just bread & butter
Nicolas Joly and his daughter, Virginie, who now runs the estate, believes in listening and reacting according to the rhythm of nature. Each vintage is made harmoniously with the ever-changing surroundings, where the vines are grown in a polycultural environment. In the cellar, Virginie’s influence has been obvious since 2008 – the wines are more feminine, and are less forbidding in their youth.
This Chenin Blanc has the combination of intensity, elegance and complexity, sprinkled with a coating of je ne sais quoi. Expect layers upon layers, filled with white blossoms and ripe pineapple. Perfumed and elegant, it shows off its oxidative character well, although we suggest a decant before dipping into this one. To pair with the simplest of foods, like bread and butter, or on its own with a good book.