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January 2017: New vintage, New flavor

Coup  de Coeur - Revue du Vin de France - Foires aux Vins 2016

A zest for success
A hint of unexpected
A touch of humor
Whole blended with happiness and love!
And 2017 will have an unforgettable flavor ...
Best wishes !

October 2016: Santenay 1er Cru Blanc 2015 Nicolas POTEL selected by LUFTHANSA

Our Santenay 1er Cru Blanc 2015 is selected by LUFTHANSA for 2017 First Class on board service.

 

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September 2016: Our Nuits-Saint-Georges 2013 "Coup de Coeur" of La Revue du Vin de France for the 2016 French Wine Fair

Coup  de Coeur - Revue du Vin de France - Foires aux Vins 2016

In its September issue "Special French Wine Fairs 2016", la Revue du Vin de France awarded a Coup de Coeur to our Nuits-Saint-Georges in 2013 proposed by Franprix 

July 2016: Wine Enthusiast - High scores for the 2014 vintage

Some of our wines obtained good marks in the Wine Enthussiast Website (www.winemag.com) since the beginning of the year and in the Review of August :

- Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Aux Combottes 2014 obtained 94 points,

- Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru Les Petites Lolières 2014 obtained 94 points,

- Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Les Vaucrains 2014 obtained 93 points,

- Morey-Saint-Denis 2014 obtained 92 points,

- Beaune Premier Cru Les Teurons 2014 obtained 90 points,

- Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Marconnets 2014 obtained 90 points.

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July 2016: International Wine & Spirit Competition - 3 wines Potel rewarded

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Our Nuits-Saint-Georges 2014, Volnay 2014 and Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilli en Fût de Chêne (Oak aged) were rewarded at the tasting organized in June 2016 by IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition)

 

June 2016: Chablis 2014 Nicolas POTEL selected by UNITED AIRLINES

Our Chablis 2014 is selected by UNITED AIRLINES for 2017 BUSINESS CLASS on board service.

 

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March 2016: Tasting.com - Our Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014 and Mâcon-Villages 2014 have obtained a nice score

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Our Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014 won a gold medal (91 points) and our Mâcon-Villages 2014 gets a silver medal (89 points) at the tasting organized in March 2016 by Beverage Testing Intitute (Tastings.com).

 

Mach 2016: 2 wines Nicolas Potel selected by EMIRATES flights in the 1st Class for 2016

Our Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 2011 and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 have been selected by EMIRATES for 2016 FIRST CLASS on board service.

 

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January 2016: Wine Spectator - Our Pouilly-Fuissé 2013 scores well

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Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator gives 90 points to our Pouilly-Fuissé 2013 and ranks among its “10 Burgundy Finds at Drink-Me Prices”.

 

June 2015: Great Medals for the Potel wines at the International Wine & Spirit Competition

The house NICOLAS POTEL has obtained two medals during the famous winetasting INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION:

  • GOLD OUTSTANDING medal for our POUILLY FUISSÉ 2013
  • SILVER medal for our NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES 2013

A recognition which encourage us to continue our efforts in making authentic and high-quality wines, in the respect of the traditions that built our reputation.

 

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May 2015: The house Nicolas Potel at VINEXPO Bordeaux in June 2015

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Please note that we will attend VINEXPO BORDEAUX from June 14th to 18th 2015 on our booth HALL 3 STAND S328

February 2015: Bourgogne Pinot Noir NICOLAS POTEL, so famous, so trendy to Canada.

This week, our Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes is honored by our Canadian friends !

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February 2015: Pre Sall Tasting at MILLER'S GUILD Restaurant

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The house Nicolas Potel is pleased to present this wines for the tasting of Miller's Guild Restaurant at Seattle, on Monday, February 2nd - 2-4pm.

Winter-Spring 2014: The Events not to be missed!

Come and visit us to taste the Nicolas POTEL Wines on next coming fairs  :

  • Switzerland  : Les Rendez-vous des vins de France, Zurich Kongresshaus on Februar 2014, the 10.
  • Germany : Tour des Vins de France : Berlin Sage Restaurant 10.02.2014, Düsseldorf Hoflieferanten, 11.02.2014 Munich, Skyloft Studio le 12.02.2014
  • Germany : PROWEIN 23-25 MARCH 2014 Hall 5, stand C97

November 2012: Wine Spectator - High scores for the 2010 vintage

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Two of our wines obtained good marks in the next the Wine Spectator issue.

Our Pouilly-Fuissé 2010 obtained 92 points

Our Mâcon-Villages 2010 obtained 88 points.

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May 2011: An Exceptional Spring!

The month of May 2011 has been characterized by exceptionally warm weather. Strong rays of sunshine and above average temperatures have favored an early start to the vines’ flowering: the blossoming process started 2 to 3 weeks in advance depending on the terroirs.

Every walk through the vineyards provides for an awakening of the senses. In fact, the vines’ flowers release wonderful smells of white flowers; subtly blending nuances of jasmine and acacia bouquets.

Flowers, like the rest of vegetation, have been affected by this early warmth.

The date of this year’s harvest thus remains uncertain, the old tradition of harvesting 90 days after the blossoming of the lilies or the vines might actually be put into question.

We are also pondering this issue, like most winemakers in Burgundy…. Which of the flowers, the lily or the vine, should we focus on the most in order to predict the ideal time to harvest?

One thing is for sure, the 2011 harvest will start earlier than usual, according to the whims of the sun and the unfolding summer.

Bonne Année

January 2011: A new press quote in UK for one of our wine

Nicolas Potel Montagny 1er Cru 2008

This white Burgundy from the southerly district of Montagny on the Côte Chalonnaise has a very attractive nose where crushed almond and oatmeal intermingle with crisp apple and orange aromas. On the palate it is clean as a whistle and braced by lemon-zest acidity, but that dry, savoury apple fruit and hint of creamy oak support elegantly.

Score: Description: Score: 90/100 90/100

January 2011: The whole team of the Maison Nicolas Potel wish you an Happy New Year 2011 !

January 2011: The whole team of Maison Nicolas Potel wishes you a very Happy New Year!

For this new year 2011, we send you our best wishes for happiness and success.

Our micro-vinification is progressing wonderfully, with the ambition to satisfy the most demanding connoisseurs. At this time of the year, it is a delight to be in our cellar and smell all the aromatic potential maturing slowly in the casks.

The 2010 vintage is promising, and it is with excitement and patience that we make our wines in order for them to best represent each terroir and complement the finest dishes.

We thank you for your support and loyalty, hoping that this year our wines will continue to accompany the great moments of your life.

You can now find more detailed information about our wines by reading the technical sheets which have been newly added to the "Technical Sheets" section. Happy reading!

Bonne Année

May 2010: One of our wines was selected for Thai Airways Inflight Service

The Thai airline, Thai Airways, has chosen one of our wines to serve passengers flying in first class.

Our Chambolle Musigny 2007 has been selected by experts from the company in their annual "blind tasting".

Find video from the selection below.

March 2010: Wine Spectator : newer scores in the insider

7 of our 2007's wines vintage were rated by Bruce Sanderson and receive scores above 90 on 100, in two consecutive issues of the Wine Spectator " Insider ".

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March 2010: Wine Spectator : new high scores for the 2007 vintage

Some of our wines obtained good marks in the Wine Spectator "Insider" of March.

Our Volnay Premier Cru Champans 2007 obtained 92 points

Our Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chênes 2007 obtained 91 points.

February 2010: Wine Spectator : high scores for the 2007 vintage

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Some of our wines were tasted by Bruce Sanderson in the Wine Spectator "Insider" of February.

Our Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Latricères-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin 2007 obtained scores above 90/100.

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February 2010: eRobert Parker: high scores for the 2006 vintage

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In February, our wines received Robert Parker's notes on his web site "eRobertParker.com".

Two Beaune Premier Cru, two Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru as well as our Burgundy Red-Cuvée Gérard Potel obtain scores between 88 and 90 on 100.

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Décember 2009: Best Wishes

Dear Friends,

The harvests are not far behind us and Christmas is already here… Fermentation went well. All the mini cuvees that have macerated and fermented in the 500-litre casks and whose juices have been extracted in our vertical presses were casked between 26th and 30th October. They are already expressing exciting aromatic and flavour potential with balance, supple body and lots of generosity.

I’m doing all I can to ensure that each of our terroirs demonstrates its strength and I am focusing my energies on each cuvee. I’m convinced that in a few years these juices will delight wine enthusiasts. They are currently being aged in our cellars.

Our little nursery is having a rest, sleeping, gathering its strength after the extensive microbiological fermenting activity in September.

Things are calming down…as am I…

In the darkness I examine, watch and observe the tiniest change of pitch in the malo-lactic fermentation. For the moment, all is quiet. I have an idea of the tune I should be hearing but its starting note is yet to be struck… For the moment I’m not interfering. The instruments are silent. On Christmas Eve I’ll play them some Christmas carols on an old gramophone that I found at my grandfather’s house. It still works…

As the end of the year approaches, I want to thank you for your loyalty. I look forward to seeing you soon in our cellars here at Nuits-Saint-Georges.

All the best to you for the greeting season.

The Winemaker ,Signature FL

Fabrice LESNE
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September 2009: First steps of vinification

Dear Friends,

The harvest began on 14th September and is now finished and the vatting work has begun...Read More

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September 2009: Guide Hachette : Six stars and a "Coup de cœur" for Nicolas Potel wines 

Guide Hachette des Vins 2010

The famous French wine purchasing guide, Guide Hachette des Vins 2010, has been published : five wines of our vintage 2007 were awarded by six stars, and a "Coup de Cœur" was given to our Volnay Premier Cru Santenots.

Such a recognition encourage us to continue our efforts in making authentic and high-quality wines, and respecting the traditions that built our reputation.

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September 2009: On the mark...

Years go by but don’t look the same… will 2009 be an exceptional vintage? I cannot claim it but I’m sure of one thing: we are on the way to make wines as good as the outstanding vintages ending with 9: 1999, 1989, 1979, 1969…

In 2009, the sunshine rate has been higher than the previous years; this will enable us to harvest healthy and high-quality grapes.

The Nicolas Potel winery will start the grape harvest season on September 14th. From this day on, get ready to have juicy news.

The Winemaker,Signature FL