Nicolas-Jay

Domaine Nicolas-Jay

Nicolas-Jay is a collaboration between two long-time friends - famed Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet, and visionary music entrepreneur and wine-lover Jay Boberg.
In 2011, Jay approached Jean-Nicolas with the idea of starting a small winery in Oregon. Jean-Nicolas had been making wine at Méo-Camuzet for almost 25 years and was very intrigued and excited by the idea of working with Pinot Noir in a new terroir.

Knowing that the wines of Nicolas-Jay would be defined by the vineyards, Jean-Nicolas and Jay began a lengthy exploration of the Willamette Valley.  They established relationships with some of the finest vineyards in the AVA, and even purchased the Bishop Creek Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA, after being blown away at a tasting by the expressiveness of the site.

With a focus on freshness and balance, Nicolas-Jay is often one of the first wineries to harvest the vineyards it partners with. The grapes are 100% destemmed and pressed very slowly and at low pressures to accentuate pure fruit and silky mouthfeel. During aging, 30% new oak barrels are used, and Nicolas-Jay uses the same coopers and barrels that Jean-Nicolas selects for his Méo-Camuzet wines.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB5974-15
Organic
Pinot Noir Nysa
2015
Pinot Noir
Situated at an elevation of 600-700 feet in the Dundee Hills, Nysa Vineyard was planted in 1990 by Michael Mega and is recognized as a... Read More
United States Oregon

DB9113-15
Organic
Pinot Noir Momtazi
2015
Pinot Noir
Located in the foothills of Oregon’s Coastal Range, the vineyard is biodynamically-farmed by the dedicated Momtazi family, who planted... Read More
United States Oregon

DB5959-15
Organic
Pinot Noir Bishop Creek
2015
Pinot Noir
In blind tastings from 2012 to 2014, founders Jean-Nicolas and Jay were both drawn to Pinot Noirs from this site and were surprised to... Read More
United States Oregon

DB5956-15
Organic
Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
2015
Pinot Noir
The fruit  is  sourced almost  exclusively  from  biodynamic,  organic  and  LIVE  certified  vineyards all over the Willamette Valley; the... Read More
United States Oregon