Nicolas POTEL decided to follow the same philosophy that the family estate had. He truly wanted to produce high quality wines respecting the unique terroir of Burgundy. Right after the death of his father in 1997, he created his own wine trading company in Nuits Saint Georges: la Maison Nicolas POTEL.
La Maison Nicolas POTEL bought Pinot Noir grapes in beautiful plots and from very old vines. Grapes were harvested and selected with the greatest care. They were carried to the winery in small harvesting crates and selected again on a sorting table.
This wine trading company is also pioneer in innovation and modern equipment. Grapes are vinified thanks to a vertical press and an efficient bottling line. The wine is racked depending on the lunar and the biodynamic calendars. Then the wine is aged in very old cellars in order to benefit from the best ageing conditions.
La Maison Nicolas POTEL encountered a clear success with positive feedbacks. In the early 2000’s, the company along with its brand “Nicolas POTEL” were sold to another wine trading company.