Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes Robert Chevillon 2016/2017
Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits St Georges
Robert’s two sons, Bertrand and Denis, now look after the winemaking and viticulture respectively. Their vineyards stretch from the far south side of Nuits St-Georges to the very north side next to Vosne-Romanée. All of the wines demonstrate harmony, ripe fruit and structure thanks to both hard work in the vineyard by Denis (who insists on low yields and a strict grape selection) and to a fermentation and barrique elevage carefully controlled by Bertrand. In fact, it is a great compliment to them both that their wines are so balanced yet still maintain the individuality and character that emanates from their terroir. The vineyards south of Nuits (Pruliers and Vaucrains) tend to have more muscle and drive while those nearer Vosne, such as the Chaignots, verge more on elegance and silkiness.
Notes of earth, undergrowth, liquorice and smoke complimenting the sweet raspberry, bramble and plum flavours. From 50-60-year-old vines, aged in 15% new oak.
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir