- Maison Nicolas Potel
- Pinot Noir
- 2012 - 2023
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2007
A touch of cinnamon spices up this wine's vibrant and racy cherry and red currant core. Thoughfriendly and open, it has enough structure to age and develop extra complexity.
Burghound, January 2007,
Background wood treatment highlights the beautifully rendered and quite ripe mix of red and black fruit aromas that exude subtle spice notes that continue onto the sappy and mouth coating flavors that are perhaps not quite as dense and concentrated as the best in this range of 1ers but the class and grace are evident. I like this as the style is understated but the underlying quality is undeniable. (90-93)/2013+
Maison Nicolas Potel
Nicolas grew up amongst the vineyards of Domaine de la Pousse d'Or where his father was winemaker and part owner for years. Unfortunately, Burgundy vineyards cost more than gold, so when Nicolas decided to set out on his own, he realised that the only feasible way would be to buy grapes from other producers and work as a négociant. He differs from others in the region in that most of his grapes now come from only 8 domaines that he manages himself. As a result, he is able to grow the grapes according to his specifications. Being a perfectionist, his parameters include organic farming methods as well as notably small yields.
The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.