Nicolas was born in 1974 and has been living in Bordeaux for 25 years. He studied at the University of Oenology in Bordeaux with Professor Denis Dubourdieu and obtained a Master of Genetics applied to oenology.
He furthered his studies at the National Agronomic School of Montpellier to become an engineer in viticulture and winemaker. Nicolas began his career at Château Haut-Brion in 2005 and Château Margaux in 2006.
In 2012, he became the general manager and winemaker at Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Pauillac), Château de Pez (Saint-Estèphe) and Château Haut-Beauséjour, all owned by Champagne Louis Roederer.