‘…Chevillon rarely misses and they definitely did not in 2017.’
Alan Meadows, Burghound
Chevillon’s are the supreme wines in Burgundy’s Nuits-Saint-Georges (NSG). Their pinot noirs sit at the climax. Wine writer Neal Martin agrees, ‘Chevillon are the best producers in Nuits-Saint-Georges. And in the last decade, they truly excelled.’
But unlike many other Burgundy estates, their prices have remained at sane levels.
Buying Burgundy for your cellar is becoming more difficult each year. Costs have sky-rocketed and demand hasn’t been put off by hefty price tags. New buyers are entering the market at a rapid speed – pushing prices even higher and exhausting supply fast.
Enter Domaine Chevillon. The current custodians are brothers Denis and Bertrand Chevillon (taking over from their father Robert, a pivotal player). Their supreme quality comes down to their precious Premier Cru holdings. These can be divided into two sections:
North of Nuits-Saint-Georges, leading up to Vosne-Romanée
- Vineyards – Bousselots, Chaignots
- Style – some excellent wines especially towards the boundary of Vosne-Romanée – the finesse of Vosne-Romanée creeps into the broader framework of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
South of Nuits-Saint-Georges, the core of the appellation
- Vineyards – Les Cailles, Perrières, Pruliers, Roncières, Les Saint-Georges,
- Style – richest and most powerful wines
Typically Nuits-Saint-Georges provides wines of solid framework, but Chevillon weave magic into theirs, with freshness, layers and detail. Chevillon’s wines have interest and character. They’re slightly wild and heady, and in 2017 their wines are outstanding. They’ve teased out lovely aromas and injected energy and fineness across the board.
Chevillon destems 100% of their grapes, lending purity and incredible fruit definition to the wines. New oak is conservatively used, the top Premier Crus see 30%. Work in the vineyard is top-heavy, managing the vines and soils is lutte raisonnée – ‘the reasoned struggle.’ Meaning physical work is always used over chemicals.
We have a smattering of these beautiful Burgundies. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email to secure some for your cellar – they won’t last long. Click below to send us your wish-list and we’ll confirm your order via email.
Notes below are from vinous.com, Neal Martin January 2019. All prices include a 10% discount, no further discounts apply.
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Bourgogne Rouge
‘… has a slightly rustic but utterly charming bouquet of brambly red fruit and light rose petals scents…’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges VV
‘…supple and expressive wine with an open-knit core of succulent fruit and fine-grained structuring tannins. As usual, it’s an excellent representation of the appellation.’ Dr. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
North of NSG Village – these wines tend to be more elegant and finer in style (vineyards sit close to Vosne Romanée)
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Bousselots 1er Cru
‘… pure bouquet…lightly spiced palate is medium-bodied with pastille-like red berry fruit and good structure toward the chalky-textured finish. I like the linearity of this saline, marine-influenced Nuits Saint-Georges…’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Chaignots 1er Cru
‘… very well defined, floral bouquet of seductive, elegant red cherry and crushed strawberry aromas… pure, poised palate…fine-grained tannin.’ It reminds me of Mugneret-Gibourg, which is no bad thing in my book.’
South of NSG Village, here lie the richer and more powerful expressions.
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru… SOLD OUT
‘… elegant, mineral-driven …exquisite red fruit here, the terroir really shining through…clean and precise… a tad more richness… great potential and very classy.’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Roncières 1er Cru
‘…black cherries and bergamot … filigreed tannin and crisp line of acidity, gentle in style….there is something very natural about this Les Roncières…should offer 15 to 20 years of drinking pleasure.’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Cailles 1er Cru
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‘…great clarity and focus… extremely well balanced, exerting a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth…a little chalky in texture… excellent.’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits Saint-Georges Les Perrières 1er Cru
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‘…focused and precise and natural in style; a faint oyster shell scent percolates through the dark berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, hints of Moroccan spice and leather, lovely cohesion and just a hint of dark chocolate toward the finish. Excellent.’
2017 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 1er Cru
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‘.. oyster shell signature … wonderful clarity and focus…masculine palate is battened down by the firm tannin, offering dense red fruit, hints of dark chocolate and orange peel and a dash of white pepper.’
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