Grapes - 100% Chardonnay
Region - Burgundy, France
Winemaking - The quality of François’ wines can be attributed to his painstakingly selective approach when purchasing grapes. Clusters are carefully inspected during veraison and harvest to ensure they are healthy enough to produce wine without the use of additives. Vinification and élevage take place in his ancient cellar in Savigny-Lès-Beaune and is non-interventionist in every respect: no pumpovers, no filtration, and no sulfur additions.
Tasting - This delightful entry level Chardonnay from François de Nicolay has a charming profile with notes of orchard fruit, citrus and a touch of flinty smokiness.