- Vineyard Area: 26 ha
- Soil Type: Clay-limestone on kimmeridgian sub-soil
- Varieties Cultivated: Chardonnay
- Annual Production: 200,000 bottles
- Country: France
- Winemaker: Charly Nicolle
Domaine Charly Nicolle is a family estate at the edge of the tiny village of Fleys in Chablis. The owner and winemaker is Charly himself, a seventh-generation vigneron who learned the craft of viticulture and winemaking from his father, Robert. Members of the family have owned and worked these vineyards since 1780.
Nicolle’s philosophy is simple: he seeks purity of flavor and classic expression. He cares deeply about making the best, most finely balanced wines possible, always following traditional methods. The family’s rich heritage has inspired his respect for the vine, the land, and nature’s inherent balance.
Located just 4 kilometers east of the town of Chablis, the estate has 26 hectares (64 acres) of Chardonnay vines in the villages of Chablis, Fleys, Béru, and Chichée. The average age of the vines is 20 years, and the oldest are 65 years of age. Domaine Charly Nicolle produces a range of five Chablis wines, totaling 200,000 bottles per year. For the Chablis, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru wines, the soil composition is mainly Kimmeridgian, rich in marine fossils; the Petit Chablis is grown on a clay-limestone soil.
Within France, Domaine Charly Nicolle wines are served in several Michelin-starred restaurants, including Pic in Valance, Le Petit Nice in Marseille, Auberge du Vieux Puits in Fontjoncouse, Georges Blanc in Vonnas, Paul Bocuse in Collanges-au-Mont-d’Or and La Côte Saint Jacques in Joigny.