Nicolas Joly

Clos de la Bergerie Savennières Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc

9.2282 ratings
9.293 pro ratings
Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Brought from our cellar and shared with the group present for dinner; decanted six hours prior and served with the cheese course. Temp was just a tad below cellar-temp. Nobody can ever call Joly’s wines boring and this is no exception with almost red wine characteristics. Hazy golden orange-ish color. Marmalade, stone fruits, and leather. Absolutely wild and yet, utterly captivating. Finishes long. Killer

Brought from our cellar and shared with the group present for dinner; decanted six hours prior and served with the cheese course. Temp was just a tad below cellar-temp. Nobody can ever call Joly’s wines boring and this is no exception with almost red wine characteristics. Hazy golden orange-ish color. Marmalade, stone fruits, and leather. Absolutely wild and yet, utterly captivating. Finishes long. Killer

May 28th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Dog, fermenting cider, hay

Dog, fermenting cider, hay

Aug 14th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Yellow apple, pear, quince, lychee, mandarin orange marmalade, white flowers, honey suckle, all spice. Very nice acidity, making we want to come back for more. The golden hue, this stuff is outrageous.

Yellow apple, pear, quince, lychee, mandarin orange marmalade, white flowers, honey suckle, all spice. Very nice acidity, making we want to come back for more. The golden hue, this stuff is outrageous.

Jan 21st, 2018
Kyle Doucet-Walter

I don't normally post work wines, but this is pure finesse and balance. Chenin in top form. Magic in a bottle.

I don't normally post work wines, but this is pure finesse and balance. Chenin in top form. Magic in a bottle.

Oct 21st, 2017
Mike Garrison

When Mme Joly tells you to buy this one, you do it.

When Mme Joly tells you to buy this one, you do it.

2 people found it helpfulNov 28th, 2015
Bart Hansen - Dane Cellars

The most interesting wine of the afternoon was from Bio-D guru N. Joly. Nose shows some honey, apricot from some botrytis. Taste close to dry with a exotic mineral finish

The most interesting wine of the afternoon was from Bio-D guru N. Joly. Nose shows some honey, apricot from some botrytis. Taste close to dry with a exotic mineral finish

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2015
Joe Caughman

Like tramping through an herb garden. Mind blowing.

Like tramping through an herb garden. Mind blowing.

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2013
Nniccolò Contenta

Bit of sewage/rotten wood first opened- then linear high acid and caramel . Great work for one of the most rotten vintages in the 80's

Bit of sewage/rotten wood first opened- then linear high acid and caramel . Great work for one of the most rotten vintages in the 80's

May 29th, 2017
Scott Wren

Tastes of apricot and honey with beautiful white flowers and good acidity.

Tastes of apricot and honey with beautiful white flowers and good acidity.

Mar 7th, 2017
Meghan Salvatore

Funky but fun. Definite forest floor

Funky but fun. Definite forest floor

Aug 20th, 2016