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Nicolas Joly Les Vieux Clos Savennieres 2017
Close-up Nicolas Joly Les Vieux Clos Savennieres wine label
: $55.00
ABV: 15%
MADE FROM: Chenin Blanc
HAiLS FROM: Savennieres, Loire Valley, France

Quantity in Stock:11

ABOUT: Nicolas Joly is like the ambassador of biodynamic wine. He been making white wines from Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley at his place in Savennieres since the late 1970's. Due to minimal human intervention in the winery, the wines frame each vintage with fascinating detail. Chenin handles this with grace and raucous character. It's known to be fussy in the vineyard but rugged in the winery, and the results are never what you expect. Being the ambassador and all, there is a ton of information about him, his wines and philosophies in the digital ether. Rather than bore you with a re-wording of his biography, let me point you towards many other excellent sources of insight.

Click here to read about Joly at drvino.com
Click here to read about Joly at wineterriors.com
Click here to read about Joly at wineanorak.com
Click here to read about Joly at pleasethepalate.com
Click here to watch Joly and Gary chat it up

TASTE: What we love most about this wine is the angular, bracing edge of the acidity. It's like a spear through an apple orchard. The wine is both reserved and outgoing at the same time; tons of fresh orchard fruit aromas and flavors, honeydew melon flavors, a full-ish body, with a lengthy finish. Complexity and beauty rolled into one. This wine has the kind of structure that leads to a long, interesting life.

PAIR: Braeburn apple with a hunk of Gouda, Crispy garlic tofu with scallion, caremlized onion tart with goat cheese, and Huevos Rancheros seasoned with Epazote.