Wine Nicolas Potel, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, 2006
Reviews of purchase Nicolas Potel, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, 2006
Wine of deep red color with a ruby rim.
Soft wine with cherry flavor, delicate mineral notes that transfer characteristics of the local terroir, moderate acidity and a slight shade of oak.
Fresh, steady and bright flavor of wine with notes of ripe cherries, which complement the soft notes of menthol.
Wine excellent match with cheeses, salmon, duck Peking, meat dishes with spices. Interestingly, combined with steak in teriyaki sauce with wasabi or with baked pheasant with mushrooms.
"Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru" - a great red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. Clos de Vougeot - a special area in Burgundy, which gives the harvest of the highest quality. Proizrostaet vineyards near the castle in the Côte de Nuits. There are growing old vines, whose age is often more than 70 years.
The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted at the winery. The wine is made in several stages. Initially, the fermentation is performed for 20 days at a high temperature in stainless steel vats. Then - cold maceration for 6 days at 8 ° C and 10 days - when the fermentation temperature of 30 ° C. Shutter speed is carried out in the new Burgundian barrel of 228 liters. The wine is not filtered.
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.