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My 2004 Joly's Coulée de Serrant came with an instructions sheet!

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My 2004 Joly's Coulée de Serrant came with an instructions sheet!

RicRios | Sep 19, 2007 09:23 PM

I've been a long time fan of Nicolas Joly, in particular his top-of-the-line Clos de la Coulée de Serrant. But this one is a primer:

I got today my (long awaited) 2004 case, and inside the case there was... an instructions sheet! Just one for the entire case, mind you. Meaning, if you buy by the bottle, forget it.

So for the general instruction of the Honorable Members of the Board, and as a matter of record keeping for posterity, I'll proceed to transcribe it into cyberspace.

It's not signed, so I guess no Copyright issues will arise ( Gatekeeper: take notice )

NOTA BENE: it's in English. Now the question is, is this the importer's idea? Do French consumers get it? Wer weisst...

Enough said, now here's the beef:

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DO NOT CONFUSE OXYDATION WITH MATURITY

Chenin gets its complexity only when it is fully ripe - deep yellow. And only healthy, sustainable farming can guarantee this without rot.
For this reason, all our grapes are picked in four or five passes as each parcel begins to raisin and form botrytis - thereby allowing the mineral flavors of Chenin to achieve their fullest intensity. Once opened, wines made this way continue to improve - and are in no way oxydized. Open few hours in advance or carafe the wine. Serve at 14C / 57F
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