Exclusive property of the Joly family, the vineyard of the 'Coulée de Serrant' constitutes to Nicolas a "Controlled Origin Label" of 7 hectares only. The vineyard was planted in 1130 by Cistercian monks and is composed today of old vines from 35 to 80 years old. The old small monastery still exists a few hundred meters away and was built near the castle of the Roche aux Moines (Rock of the Monks).
Always regarded as a rare and single bottling the 'Coulée de Serrant' was celebrated by Louis XI and Louis XIV as one of the best French white wines. The vineyard is cultivated partly by hand and partly by horse because of the steep ness of its slopes,
which overhang the Loire.
Since 1984, the entirety of the domain is cultivated according to the methods of biodynamic agriculture. Three wines are produced in modest amounts from the property; the 'Coulée de Serrant', the 'Clos de la Bergerie' and 'Les Vieux Clos'.