- Red Still, Dry
- François de Nicolay
- France, Volnay Santenots AOC
- Pinot Noir
- 3700 UAH
François is one of the owners of Chandon de Briailles. In 20?? he started his own négoce project, which sources organic and biodynamic fruit from trusted and reputable growers who are either certified biodynamic or are in the process. François is known for his selective approach when purchasing grapes. Clusters are carefully inspected during veraison and harvest to ensure that they are healthy enough to produce wine without the use of additives.
Vinification and élevage take place in his ancient cellar-cave in Savigny-lès-Beaune and is non-interventionist in every aspect - no pumpovers, no filtration, and no sulfur additions.
2023-06-27 - 8.00
The bottle was opened for a long time (?), and all the rough edges people were talking about became less… edgy (unlike me). Good fruit and structure. It’s juicy and fresh. A bit too intense for Volnay (at least, in my understanding), but I reckon it just needs more time. Cherry, underbrush, dust and chocolate.