Paul Nicolle 2015 Chablis "Vieilles Vignes"
Classic Chablis rarely available in the US!
Pretty nose of sweet blossoms and beeswax enveloping apricot and green apple notes. Sexy and sleek on the attack with medium weight on the palate but good persistence in a mouthwatering finish. On par with the ’14, but maybe a touch riper fruit and lower acidity.
Paul Nicolle is firmly rooted in the village of Fleys, a winemaker village in the middle of the vines 4 kilometers from the town of Chablis. The domaine was created in 1979 by Robert Nicolle and Josette Laroche, who can both trace their history from winemaking families in Fleys back to the late 19th century. The grapes are grown on 14 hectares in parcels around the towns of Chablis, Fleys, Chichée and Béru. The wine is made from 25 to 30-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian limestone, and produced entirely in stainless steel where the wine is aged on the lees for 12-18 months before bottling.