A negociant house that was making some stunning Red and White Burgundy in the 90s & 00s. With great access to quality vineyards and a lot of care and thought in the winery this producer made a standout range of Burgundy under his own name. Unfortunately the negociant business feel out of his hands but Nicholas’ wines continue to impress and amazing.
A Grand Cru vineyard that divides people like no other. The quality can vary so producer is all important. Thankfully Potel has turned out a charming and powerful Vougeot. Nice structure, plenty of fruit weight and complexity. This is just approaching its peak which it should hold for many years yet.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.