Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine


Domaine Saint Nicolas

Next to the ocean, Le Domaine Saint Nicolas situated in l’Ile d’Olonne, in Vendée, is a 33 hectares family vineyard run by Thierry MICHON. Thanks to its geographical position next to saltpan, sea and forest, it has its own microclimate.The different grape variety on clay and schist soils are: Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Négrette as far as red wines are concerned; Chenin, Chardonnay and Groslot Gris for the white wines production.The grapes are all hand picked, carried in baskets then sorted out, pneumatic pressing, vinification in stainless vats for white and rosé wines. Red wines are matured in oak vats.The cuvée Les Clous 2002, 50% Chenin, (50% Chardonnay) has got a fruity character, refreshing taste with a nice presence in mouth thanks to weak free-run yield. The cuvée Jacques 2002, (80% Pinot Noir), (20% Cabernet Franc) and the cuvée Le Poiré 2002, (100% Négrette) are powerful red wines with more concentration and more volume, qualities which allow the wine to gain in maturity once in bottle.