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Château de la Roche-aux-Moines

The winery is located in the municipality Savennières in the French winegrowing region Loire, The already legendary owner Nicolas Joly (* 1945) is one of the most important pioneers of the biodynamic viticulture, The graduate economist with MBA from Columbia University in New York took over in 1977, the parental winery. By chance he came up with the ideas of anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), was enthusiastic and in the 1980s consistently changed the entire operation according to anthroposophical guidelines. In 1997 he published the book "Le vin - du ciel a la terre" (German: "inspired wine"). The vineyards cover a total of 15 hectares of vineyards. This includes the already of the Cistercians created and owned sole slope Coulée-de-Serrant (or Clos de la Coulée-de-Serrant) with seven hectares of vineyards. This vineyard is classified as a separate appellation Savennières Coulée-de-Serrant .

Château de la Roche-aux-Moines - Nicolas Joly in the vineyard

The 100% unmixed out Chenin Blanc dry aged white wine "Coulée de Serrant" is to one cult wine has become known as the best white wine of the Loire and is one of the best and most expensive wines in the world, The vineyard also owns three hectares of similar AOC Savennières Roche-aux-Moines . From the vineyard "Clos de la Bergerie" located here, the white wine of the same name is pressed. Both wines reach their peak after at least five to ten years. Joly recommends adding the wines 24 hours a day decant, Of three hectares of normal AOC Savennières The white wine "Becherelle" from Chenin Blanc is produced. Nicolas Joly also founded the Bio-Association La Renaissance of the Appellations,

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