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Nicolas Joly Savennieres Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2007

Nicolas Joly Savennieres Clos de la Coulee de Serrant 2007

Sku: 041472

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Aug 2010)
The deeply golden 2007 Savennieres Coulee de Serrant evokes broiled quince, pear, and grapefruit with deeply toasted nuts in the nose. The trouble is, “broiled” and “toasted” also to some extent describe what this wine does to your palate. That said, there is an almost explosive fruit concentration as well as a honeyed richness here that allies itself to the nut oil elements while offering satisfying counterpoint with saline, oyster shell, iodine, cyanic pear pip, ashen, smoky, and alkaline mineral evocations. I am willing to look past the heat to appreciate such sheer complexity. But where is this wine headed, and would I really want to actually drink more than a very small glass?

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100% Chenin Blanc Biodynamically farmed. Beautiful, linear and fruity for this wine. 2007 is a vintage that is drinking extremely well and mostly made from the 7 hectare Coulee of 80+ year old vines. Quince, Pear, and mineral nose and an amazing mouthfeel. A lot of fun to drink, and complex enough to keep your interest. This is one of the most iconic wines in all of France. Pair with toast, goat cheese and sauteed mushrooms. A quick hint on preparing these: roast them in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees before you cook them - the texture is amazing, and its a great pairing. I usually have some garlic and onion in the pan, and some dry sherry and oil to cook everything in.

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Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub-Region: Anjou-Saumur
Appellation: Savennieres
Grape Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Type: Still wine

Reg. $92.99

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