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La Coulée de Serrant

The area around Nicolas Joly’s Chateau de la Roche aux Moines, in Savennières, is enchantingly beautiful.

This is a lesser-known view from behind the family house. 13 more words

In The Vineyards With

Fresh From The Market: Mackerels

Fresh mackerel is as difficult to find at a farmer’s market as a good $6.00 glass of wine in a Manhattan wine bar. 304 more words



Savennières Fast Facts:

Communes of Production: Savennières, La Possonnière, Bouchmaine, producing roughly 4500 hl of wine annually in 145 ha in the Maine-et-Loire département

Encépagement: 100% Chenin Blanc… 774 more words


Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, Appellation Savennières - Coulée de SerrantControlee, Savennières, Loire, France, 2009, 15.5% abv

So often, the terms, ‘excellent’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘first class’ are bandied about and used with regard to less-than-stellar wines.

Not this time.

This is from the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, a vineyard of only 7 ha in Savennières on the northern bank of the Loire River, originally planted by Cistercian monks in the 1100s. 400 more words


2007 Clos du Papillon, Domaine des Baumard, Savennières

Honeyed and funky. Bone dry, extremely long and pleasant finish. Amazing with cheese…


Coventrians in Angers

Last week, my school friend Francesca came to stay and have a little holiday in Angers. I was so excited to have her come and show her where I’ve been living for 8 months now! 369 more words