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In the 12th century, the Cistercian by location Savennières in the winegrowing region Loire on a steep slope high above the Loire tributary Serrant to the vineyard "Clos de la Coulée-de-Serrant". The wine became so famous that the two French kings Louis XI. (1423-1483) and Louis XIV (1638-1715), as well Napoleon first wife Josephine personally visited the vineyard. This covers seven hectares of vineyards on both sides of the river valley and is the sole property of the Joly family with the Château de la Roche-aux-Moines, Most of it is on steep, south-west facing slopes. The location has been classified as a separate Savennières Coulée-de-Serrant appellation. The white wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc is one of the best and most expensive wines in the world, A second from terroir The very similar area with 19 hectares is also classified as a separate appellation called Savennières Roche-aux-Moines . A part of three hectares lying on a rocky outcrop is called "Clos de la Bergerie" and also belongs to the Château de la Roche-aux-Moines. The rest are shared between the two wineries Château de Chamboureau and Domaine aux Moines.

Coulée-de-Serrant - Nicolas Joly in the vineyard

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