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Nicolas Potel decided to set up his own wine négociant business after the death of his father in 1996 and the subsequent sale of Domaine Pousse d`Or, which his father had been managing. The Nicolas Potel label became an excellent source of predominantly red wines, from Bourgogne Rouge to the Grands Crus of the Cote de Nuits. His hallmark has been to make wines which respect both their vineyard provenance and the style of the vintage while remaining attractively priced. Suffering from a lack of capital, he sold the business to the Cottin brothers of Labouré-Roi in 2004, continuing as before until he parted company with his new owners in spring 2009. Instead he has developed his own Domaine de Bellene and negociant business Maison Roche de Bellene in Beaune. Note: All wines sold by BBR bearing the label Nicolas Potel were produced while Nicolas himself was in charge of the business, and not since his departure when the name has been a marque controlled by Cottin Frères.
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Nicholas feels that the saving grace of the 2013 vintage was the amount of small berries caused by millerandage. He has opted for minimum extraction but longish cuvaison. The white wines have not been stirred because they were rich enough naturally. They are expected to be bottled in December and will all be under DIAM corks, apart from the Grands Crus. The reds will be bottled during February.
Bottle 6 x 75cl20cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl28cs
Bottle 12 x 75cl1cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl1cs
One of Nicolas Potels specialities is Volnay. The plot of vineyard which produced this bottling of Champans has been farmed organically since 1973, which, combined with the deep vein of clay present in this famous site, would account for its rich, dense, seductive fruit and impressive energy. This 2003 has a wealth of rich, ripe black fruit flavours along with a significant bone structure which will stand up to more robust dishes. An excellent accompaniment for the Sunday joint of beef. Enjoy the weight of the 2003 vintage in the hands of a remarkably talented winemaker. (Jasper Morris MW, BBR Buyer)