France – Cotes d’Or, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Bertrand & Denis Chevillon
This is a 13ha Domaine of ultra high quality. At the core of the domaine are some impressive vineyard sites and enviable old vines. The quality is preserved by ‘less than greedy yields’ and condent winemaking eschewing fads that the family has disrespect for. 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 respective terroirs. The vineyards south of Nuits (such as Pruliers and Vaucrains) tend to have more muscle and drive while those nearer Vosne, such as the Chaignots and Bousselots, offer more on elegance and silkiness. This is one of the very best and most pleasure-giving domaines of Burgundy and one of the most reliable too. Many writers and commentators state that Chevillon is the best or equal best domaine in Nuits St. Georges. The style is perfumed, juicy, balanced, concentrated and rich. The Chevillon brothers are two of the most hard working vignerons we know of in all of Burgundy, and this combined with skill and passion, plus a quiver full of mature and old vines [many in excess of 80yo] provides us with more than ample reasons to buy these wines year in- year out.
Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘Vieilles Vignes’
Chevillon Nuits- Saint-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Bousselots’
Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Roncieres’
Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Chaignots’
Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Vaucrains’
Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Perrieres’
Some wines from this producer are sold on allocation, please get in touch if you’re interested in getting an allocation.
“There is no bigger name in the village than that of Robert Chevillon, who is nearly universally recognised as the finest producer in Nuits St. Georges today.” – John Gilman, viewfromthecellar.com