Clos de la Coulée de Serrant 2018 - Nicolas Joly
La Coulée de Serrant is an appellation contrôlée on its own.
Total surface area: 7 hectares, steep slopes facing south
Planted in 1130 by the Cistercian monks and always remained as vines since then, 2015 is the 885th consecutive harvest.
The soil is partly ploughed by horse.
Average age of the vines: 35/40 years old, the oldest vines are 80 years old
Density: 4800 to 6700 vines per hectare, most of them trellised, some not.
Grape variety: chenin blanc in massal selections.
Yield 20-25 hectolitres/hectare (40 authorised)
Number of bottles: between 20000 and 25000
Soil: schist, quartz
Biodynamic agriculture since 1981 with control.
Aged in oak barrels for 6 to 8 months. New wood limited 5%. Native yeast. No chaptalization, no temperature control. 1 to 2 rackings. Sticking. Very light filtration called "pre-filtration" most of the time. Light sulphiting before bottling.
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Appellation||Coulée de Serrant|
|Loire Valley Domains||Coulée de Serrant|
|Prix||From 80 to 150 €|