Nicolas Joly Clos de La Bergerie 2009

Chenin Blanc from Loire, France

Price: $57.99
Item No. 123210
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

A deep golden Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. Nicolas Joly has revitalized the varietal, using biodynamic methods that have instructed other vintners worldwide.

Critical Acclaim

"A broad, rich Savennieres with honeyed scents, this wine's fruit ranges from fresh green fig to persimmon. It's nutty, with lasting fruit sweetness. For pike quenelles."
90 Points

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Nicolas Joly returned, leaving behind a career in finance, to the fabled Coulee de Serrant in 1977. The celebrated vineyard, which comprises its own appellation, was planted in the 1130s. At first he implemented modern agricultural methods, but afters three years he became troubled by subtle but noticeable alterations in the vineyards. After reading a book on biodynamics that he...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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