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2015 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Roncieres 1er CruPinot Noir from France

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"Hails from the southern part of the vineyard, with an east by southeast sun exposure, 250-300 meters in altitude, with a steep grade of 20%.The stunning collection of premier ...

  • 91-93 Allen Meadows - Burghound
  • 90-92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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91-93

"Outstanding. From a 1.0 ha parcel of 45+ year old vines. The expressive nose is compositionally quite similar to that of the Bousselots except that it's just a bit more deeply pitched. The clean, cool and sleek flavors display excellent delineation along with plenty of minerality, all wrapped in a wonderfully persistent and impeccably well-balanced if notably firm finale. This beauty is indisputably built-to-age and is going to need it."

90-92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Roncières has a slightly reserved bouquet like the Bousselots, very pure with raspberry and wild strawberry scents, a little more floral perhaps but needing coaxing from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, good depth with veins of dark chocolate infusing the red fruit towards the persistent finish. Enjoy this over the next 10-15 years."

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"Hails from the southern part of the vineyard, with an east by southeast sun exposure, 250-300 meters in altitude, with a steep grade of 20%.

The stunning collection of premier cru and old-vine vineyards held by the two Chevillon brothers would make any Pinot Noir grower jealous. Their innate ability to carefully tend the vines and master the difficult Burgundian conditions provides ripe, healthy clusters of grapes year after year. Taste through the barrels of Chevillon post-harvest and it doesn't matter what happened the year before, almost as if by miracle, the wines show class and character and each terroir has its distinct idiosyncrasies. It is le vrai Pinot chez Chevillon.

Brothers Bertrand and Denis Chevillon are the fifth generation managers of this property in Nuits- Saint-Georges, which means they work the vines and make the wines. Their father Robert, for whom the domaine is named, is still active as well. Both brothers bring passion, experience, a tireless work ethic, and intensity to their work at the domaine. Tasting through their palate of Nuits- Saint-Georges is a venerable tour of the appellation. Their Passetoutgrain, a blend of Pinot and Gamay, is a worthy introduction and their rare (two barrels made) Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc made from the “Pinot Gouges” is an exotic treasure that ages just as long as the domaine’s fabled reds. And their Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Chardonnay and Bourgogne Rouge are grown and vinified with the same care as their premier crus. It shows.

The track record of the Chevillon wines in the cellar is one of the most remarkable aspects of this storied domaine. We regularly have the good fortune to taste back through the past three decades of vintages of all the various premier crus and the wines always more than convincing—they are amongst Burgundy’s very best. In fact, I have often been more disappointed with grand cru bottlings than I am with the top-tier Chevillon premier crus. Indeed, Nuits-Saint-Georges does not officially have any grand cru vineyards, but we are convinced that Cailles, Vaucrains and Les Saint-Georges are firmly grand cru quality. This decision is currently in the hands of the appellation authorities but it is almost better if the status quo doesn’t change–that way we are assured to get grand cru quality at a premier cru price!" -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 106236
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-Region Nuits Ste Georges
Ratings

91-93 - Allen Meadows - Burghound

90-92 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato