Domain Chicotot: A jewel in the crown of Nuits St. Georges

I am often asked "what is your favourite wine?" Its impossible to answer, but if I were up against the wall and about to be blindfolded I suspect my final wishes would involve a bottle of Nuits St. Georges, writes Gary Cartwright.

Actually I could narrow it down still further to a bottle from Domain Chicotot. In April I was there, and as well as meeting the winemaker himself, I got to have a very nice chat with his dad. 

Those of us who speak French rather badly assume that the name of the town refers to a dream involving St. George, but it is not so. It actually refers to St. George's walnuts, something which would have every English schoolboy crying with laughter.

Enjoy the video, and if you get the chance, enjoy the wine. Contact details for Chicotot are there. Nuits St. Georges is a lovely town, knock on the door of Chicotot and if you are lucky you might find yourself invited in for a chat and a glass or two. 

Video by Inna.

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Gary Cartwright

Gary Cartwright

Gary Cartwright is publishing editor and Brussels correspondent of EU Today.

An experienced journalist and author, he specialises in environment, energy, and defence.

He also has more than 10 years experience of working as a staff member in the EU institutions, working with political groups and MEPs in various policy areas.

In October 2021 POLITICO described Gary as "the busiest man in Brussels!"

He is a of member the Chartered Institute of Journalists, a professional association for journalists, the senior such body in the UK, and the oldest in the world having been founded in October 1884

Gary's most recent book WANTED MAN: THE STORY OF MUKHTAR ABLYAZOV: A Manual for Criminals on How to Avoid Punishment in the EU is currently available from Amazon

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