Domaine Decelle & Fils, Nuits-Saint-Georges
“Today, 85% of our wines come from our own Domaine,” says winemaker Jean Lupatelli.
“And as soon as we acquired vineyard plots, we converted them to organic cultivation, now certified by Ecocert. All picking is by hand, and only native yeasts are used.” We are delighted to present our 6th vintage from Domaine Decelle & Fils, which features a small change of name, following the retirement of original co-partner Pierre-Jean Villa. They operate from a restored 1880 winery with underground cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Wine-maker Jean Lupatelli brought 15 years of Burgundian wine-making experience to the adventure. Here is the philosophy: “Pick with our own team. Be very careful on the picking dates. Retain whole berries where possible, intervene at a minimum, be delicate with extractions. Our aim is to avoid masking fruitiness with new oak aromas, while renewing our barrel-stocks over 3-4 years. We let the wines run by gravity into barrels – where there may be 50% new oak for a famous appellation, and 20-30%, or less, for others”.