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Le Social, Pollard Yard, Manchester, United Kingdom

Le Social, Pollard Yard, Manchester, United Kingdom


Chardoc 2020, Francois de Nicolay


François is a pioneer of sustainability in the region, being the first to use alternative treatments such as milk to treat powdery mildew. Recently Francois began his own négoce project, which sources organic and biodynamic fruit from trusted and reputable growers.

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 pump-overs, no filtration, and no sulphur additions.

Producer Francois de Nicolay

Viticulture & Winemaking Organic and biodynamic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and go through fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is then finished Unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2. 

Grapes Chardonnay

Region Burgundy, France

ABV 13%

Tasting Notes Very charming profile with notes of orchard fruit, citrus and a touch of flinty smokiness.