Good Food Revolution is very pleased to have Nicolas Joly in Toronto for the BioVino event from April 23-25th of April.

Nicolas Joly, born 1945, is a French winegrower based in the Loire wine region, and one of the pioneers and leading personalities of the biodynamic wine movement.

Joly studied at Columbia University and subsequently started to work for J.P. Morgan in New York as an investment banker. He was later posted to London, but in 1977, he left banking to take over his family’s wine estate Château de la Roche aux Moines in Savennières.

Nicolas Joly and his Château de la Roche aux Moines holds all 7 hectares (17 acres) of Savennières most celebrated enclave, Coulée de Serrant, which is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée of its own, Savennières-Coulée-de-Serrant. Joly’s wine from this appellation is labelled Clos de la Coulée de Serrant and is often mentioned as one of the world’s best dry white wines (I believe it to be – JD).

Chef Jamie Kennedy, Nicolas Joly, and GFR's Jamie Drummond

The following wines are currently available in certain markets:

Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, from the appellation Savennières-Coulée-de-Serrant
In some vintages, a moelleux (sweet) version of Clos de la Coulée de Serrant is also produced.

Clos de la Bergerie, from the appellation Savennières-Roche-aux-Moines

Les Vieux Clos, from the appellation Savennières. This wine is labelled Les Clos Sacrés when it is exported to the United States.

In recent years, Nicolas Joly’s daughter Virginie Joly has taken over much of the task of running the estate, with Nicolas spending so much time traveling and preaching the gospel of Biodynamics.

Featured wines at BioVino:

2008 Savennieres “Les Vieux Clos” 750 ML $44.95 (Ontario Consignment)

2008 Savennieres “Clos de la Bergerie” 750 ML $68.95 (Ontario Consignment)

2006 Coulée De Serrant (LCBO # 88229) 750 ML $89.95 (LCBO Vintages)

2008 Coulée De Serrant 750 ML $109.95 (Ontario Consignment)

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