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In the 12th century, the Cistercian at the place Savennières in the winegrowing region Loire on a steep slope high above Loire Creek Serrant 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 owned solely by the family Joly with the Château de la Roche-aux-Moines, The largest part is located on steep slopes oriented to the southwest. The location was classified as a separate appellation Savennières Coulée-de-Serrant . The white wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc is one of the best and most expensive wines in the world, A second from the terroir Her very similar area with 19 hectares is also classified as a separate appellation called Savennières Roche-aux-Moines . A three-hectare piece on a promontory is called "Clos de la Bergerie" and also belongs to the Château de la Roche-aux-Moines. The rest are shared by the two wineries Château de Chamboureau and Domaine aux Moines.

Coulée-de-Serrant - Nicolas Joly in the vineyard

Picture: VINUM

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