Savennieres Les Vieux Clos Nicolas Joly, Iconic Biodynamic wine, 100% Chenin Blanc, very full bodied, deep gold colour, expressive, rich, superb! The new vintage of Vieux Clos is already drinking well! Chenin Blanc of exceptional depth, complexity and purity, truly one of the world s great terroirs, wine producers and wines! Nicolas Joly is an icon, an uncompromising man who in the 1980s bought a piece of land in the Savennieres region of the central Loire and made an iconic vineyard. That piece of the land was called the Coulee de Serrant and the wine is now highly prized in the Michelin star restaurants across the World. Nicolas says, ‘I don’t only want a good wine but also a true wine.’ Les Vieux Clos is the second wine of the estate but lacks none of the purity and intensity of the Grand Vin. The wine is a deep yellow/gold colour and the aromas are intense of mature fruit and above all minerality. This is a very full bodied white wine but the richness is natural and pure, not extracted but coming from the natural core of the wine and totally in balance with freshness and acidity. The 2016 vintage is much fresher and leaner than the previous 2015 which was very rich and full. The 16 is crystalline, precise and minerally but doesn’t lack any of the terroirs signature complexity and body. An elegant and pure vintage, very easy to drink and beautiful with some rich pates and cheeses.
|Production Method||Biodynamic, Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Maturation||In large wooden casks|
|Total Sulphur||75 mg/l|
|Annual Production||5 - 10,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||10 years plus easy|