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Paul Nicolle, France

Paul Nicolle 'Vieilles Vignes' Chardonnay, Chablis, France

Paul Nicolle 'Vieilles Vignes' Chardonnay, Chablis, France

"Elegance Rooted in Tradition: Paul Nicolle's Chablis Legacy"

History and Pedigree:

Nestled in the picturesque village of Fleys, just a stone's throw from the iconic town of Chablis, Domaine Paul Nicolle epitomizes the harmony between tradition and innovation. With roots extending back to the late 19th century, this family-run estate has been a beacon of quality and dedication in the heart of Burgundy. Initially founded by Paul Nicolle in the 1950s and later rejuvenated by his grandson Charly, the domaine is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Nicolle family. Committed to sustainable agriculture, as evidenced by their HVE (High Environmental Value) certification, Paul Nicolle champions integrated farming methods, ensuring a minimal ecological footprint while producing exceptional wines.

Production Highlights:

Specializing in Chardonnay, the domaine meticulously cultivates its vines across 14 hectares of Kimmeridgian limestone soil—a terroir celebrated for imparting a distinct minerality and complexity to the Chablis. With vineyards planted in the 1980s and 1990s in Fleys, Chablis, Chichée, and Béru, the focus is on low intervention and sustainable practices. The élevage process in stainless steel tanks, complemented by a touch of used barrel aging, encapsulates the domaine's philosophy: to create wines that are fresh, vibrant, and rich on the mid-palate, embodying the quintessence of Chablis.

Product Details:

  • Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Annual Production: 60,000 bottles
  • Terroir: Kimmeridgian limestone soil
  • Vinification: Natural yeast fermentation, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
  • Elevage: 8-12 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, with 10% in used barrels

Sensory Perception:

The Paul Nicolle 'Vieilles Vignes' Chablis is a masterclass in the finesse of Northern Burgundy's Chardonnay. Light, crisp, and embodying the classic Chablis profile, it offers a symphony of light citrus and green apple notes, underscored by a flinty minerality that is both refreshing and complex. The palate is greeted with vibrant acidity and a richness that is both subtle and profound, leading to a finish that is quintessentially Chablis—elegant, refined, and endlessly captivating.

Pairings and Occasions:

This Chablis is an exquisite companion to a variety of culinary experiences. From delicate seafood dishes and fresh oysters to goat cheese salads and lightly seasoned poultry, it enhances flavors and adds a layer of sophistication to any meal. Whether it's a formal dinner, a casual gathering, or a moment of solitary indulgence, the Paul Nicolle Chablis transcends the ordinary, making every occasion memorable. Its legacy, deeply rooted in the heritage of Fleys and the passion of the Nicolle family, continues to enchant wine lovers around the globe, affirming the timeless allure of Chablis.


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