La Coulée de Serrant is one of the most notable vineyards in Savennières, along with La Roche Aux Moines. It was planted by Cistercian monks in the 12th Century and was acquired by the Joly family in 1961, and biodynamic since 1984.
Clos de la Coulee de Serrant, is a 7ha appellation that is a monopole of the Joly family.
Located on very steep slopes, dominating the Loire, the Chenin Blanc vines have more than 35 to 40 years of average age. The vines sit on a is on a red schist soil which drains the vines perfectly.
All across the harvest season, the grape pickers make several trips through the vineyards, to ensure that the bunches are harvested only when they are ripe, the picking period may occasionally last for a few months. Some degree of botrytized grapes is desired for the winemaking process.
The grapes are fermented in 500L vats, with indigenous yeast, and matured in not more than 5% new oak.