Wine Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvee Gerard Potel, 2007
Reviews of purchase Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvee Gerard Potel, 2007
Wine lovely golden color with vivid bright highlights.
Bright dry wine filled with tones of citrus and hints of minerals. Taste steady, balanced, with a pleasant acidity.
Expressive wine with citrus aroma, with a dominant orange, almond and hints of local terroir.
Excellent wine with white meat, fish, oysters, various seafood, fried frog legs.
Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvee Gerard Potel - Fine French white wine produced from the famous Chardonnay. The grapes are harvested from several villages which are famous for superior quality white wine - Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. Age of vines that grow on clay soils is 50-65 years. The grapes are harvested by hand. Upon pressing the soft cold maceration occurs at 8 ° C for 24 hours. Get the juice is filled with 30% new barrels, 40% - the first year, 20% - two-year, the remaining 10% are bottled in steel tanks. Assemblage after a light filtration was made in June 2009, the bottling was carried out in September of the same year. Wine "Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvée Gérard Potel" should be served chilled in tulip-shaped glasses on a long stalk.
Nicolas Potel - representative of the family of winemakers. His father, Gerard Potel, was the owner of Domain de la Pousse d'Or. After the sudden death of his father, Nicolas Potel, becoming the owner of the family business, was forced to sell his debt to investors. After that, he creates his own business, but do not buy the land and vineyards are planted, and, speaking experienced consultant for many well-known wine houses, for their work takes grapes harvested from the best plots and exclusively from the vine, whose age is not less than 35 and more 50 years or more.
Nicolas Potel adheres to biodynamic winemaking methods and tries to cooperate with such companies. When it comes time to harvest, the company's staff becomes about 30 people, thereby greatly increasing the cost of production. But precisely because of manual labor wine of excellent quality is obtained.
The most popular red wine from the region Nicolas Potel Côte de Nuits, although white wine companies also deserve attention. Oak barrels are used solely to create a better taste and an opportunity to reveal guilt was particularly vintage and terroir, not to weight or adding extraneous odors. Wine is not filtered. Clarification is made in case of emergency.
In such a short time, thanks to the hard work of Nicolas Potel was able to competently organize marketing. When he began his ascent, the wine was produced in a year from 80 different vineyards, by 2002 it increased this amount to 120, well, today is about 100 wine brands, depending on the characteristics of the vintage. Maison Nicolas Potel wine can be bought in Europe, Japan and more recently in - Russia.