2018 Nicolas Joly La Roche Aux Moines CLos de la Bergerie Savennieres
Chenin Blanc - 750ML
2018 Nicolas Joly La Roche Aux Moines CLos de la Bergerie Savennieres
  • WA 96
  • VN 92
  • WS 92

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2021
The 2018 Clos de la Bergerie comes from a 3.5-hectare vineyard that comprises the same soil composition (schist and quartz) as Coulée de Serrant but from vines in deeper soil and on milder slopes, allowing the maturity to...   The 2018 Clos de la Bergerie comes from a 3.5-hectare vineyard that comprises the same soil composition (schist and quartz) as Coulée de Serrant but from vines in deeper soil and on milder slopes, allowing the maturity to peak just slightly later. The yellow-golden wine opens with a deep, pure, intense and detailed, finely spicy nose of perfectly ripe and healthy grapes (just 3% to 5% botrytis) intertwined with yeasty and flinty notes as well as noble yet very discreet oaky ones. This is a noble, elegant and complex Roche-aux-Moines. The palate is pure and rich at the same time and also very intense and sustainably aromatic, full of salt and tension and coated with a silky, crystalline texture and these marvelous stone fruit aromas. Given the heat and drought of the vintage, the finesse and vitality of the 2018 is absolutely stunning and proves the excellent terroir, in particular, in vintages like this. A great 2018 indeed, despite 15.5% natural fermented alcohol. Tasted in May 2021. - Stephan Reinhardt  
VN 92
Vinous, July 2020
From 30-year-old vines on schist and quartz. Light golden. Big aromas and flavors. Lots of melon and white fruit — ripe pear, quince, white peach. Ripe, and full-bodied, with lots of underlying spice. -- Jason Wilson
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2020
Gorgeous on the nose, this white offers aromas of orchard blossom and honeysuckle, while yellow apple, white peach and melon flavors flesh out midpalate. Features a caressing yet firm mouthfeel and a lengthy...   Gorgeous on the nose, this white offers aromas of orchard blossom and honeysuckle, while yellow apple, white peach and melon flavors flesh out midpalate. Features a caressing yet firm mouthfeel and a lengthy, well-delineated, mineral-tinged finish. Powerful but harmonious. Best from 2022 through 2030. 833 cases made, 65 cases imported. — AZ  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Anjou
Appellation Savennieres
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork