Domaine Nicolas 2021 Burgundy 6-pack
WineSpark Price €172.64
Based in the small village of Nolay, in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Mylène and Benoit’s family have been making wine here since the French revolution.
A combination of old vines, organic practices in the vineyard and expert winemaking gives their wines great character and joy.
The deal with us in 2021 was their first ever big export. Until then, they’d sold most of their wine to tourists at their cellar door, and the rest in bulk to bigger wineries.
Their Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc got our first ever review in The Irish Times, And John Wilson went on to include it in his top 12 wines of 2021!
This was the wine that got us really noticed for the first time, and for that reason it’s very special to me.
After what feels like forever, the 2021 vintages have finally arrived. I tried them from barrel when I visited the guys this time last year, and the bottles taste just as good as I remember.
So I’ve mixed a case of 6 bottles so you can try them for yourself. In it you’ll get:
- 2x Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc 2021 - Mylène swears this is the best value white appellation in Burgundy, and John Wilson agrees, adding the 2019 to his wines of the year in the Irish Times. I’ll leave it there
- 2x Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge ‘En Château’ 2021 - picked from 60 year-old vines from a small vineyard called En Château. The wine is then aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak - sacrilege for this part of France!
- 1x St Romain 'En Chevrot' 2021 - a complex, broad and elegant Chardonnay from an underrated village next to Meursault. So if Meursault is your thing (or if you’d like it to be), try this for a fraction of the price
- 1x Santenay Premier Cru 'Grand Clos Rousseau' 2021 - from a tiny, 60 year-old vineyard on elevated slopes, it’s longer, more earthy and complex than the regular Santenay. A seriously decadent drop.
There’s one catch - there isn’t much to go around this year.
Due to a difficult 2021 harvest in Burgundy, volumes are down 60%. So we’ve got enough wine for the next few months, but no more than that.
It means most of these wines won’t make it past the summer - so if you’re interested, I’d advise securing a case now.
Finding value in Burgundy is like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily for you, I have connections with their finger on the pulse of young, upcoming producers and that is how Domaine Nicolas came to my attention.
The Nicolas family has been making the wine here since the French Revolution - Mylene and Benoit are the 6th generation to make the stuff.
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There is a good quality to the wine for sure but I really am into full bodied wines so this one is a mismatch for me.