Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Rouge 2006
Nicolas Potel is one of a new breed of vinificateurs who are redefining the meaning of negociant in Burgundy. As early as 2000, Clive Coates MW was writing that Nicolas "was already a super-star".
100% Pinot Noir. Along with Bordeaux and Champagne, Burgundy is one of the most well known vineyards in France. As well as climate and soil diversity, two exceptional varietals exist: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, from which the greatest red and white Bourgogne wines are created. Maison Nicolas Potel has built its international reputation by making wines from the most beautiful lands of the region. Their Villages, Premiers Crus, and Grands Crus are famous and recommended all over the world since they reveal the purity of grapes, their authentic appellations, and native lands. "My philosophy towards winemaking is to insist on low yields. As little intervention in the vineyards as possible, rigorous selections, and extended skin contact. I strive to remain true to the characteristics of each vineyard, while producing a balanced, complex wine emphasizing fruit and finesse." (Potel, Nicolas)