Francois De Nicolay Coteaux De Champlitte Chardonnay 2018
François de Nicolay, who manages Chandon de Briailles along with his sister Claude, started this tiny négociant project in 2000 with the aim of producing as pure an expression of Burgundy as possible.
Having seen the benefits of biodynamic viticulture at his family domaine he wanted to produce his own line of naturally made Burgundy, sourcing only from biodynamic and organic vineyards owned by friends, and imparting minimal influence in the cellar. The wines are made using only native yeasts, neutral barrels, and no added sulfur.
An undemanding and drinkable Chardonnay with all the pleasure of citrus notes and a light touch of vanilla in the background.