Bourgogne, Rouge
    Robert Chevillon

    Bourgogne, Rouge,

    Destination

    vintage

    Robert Chevillon, Bourgogne, Rouge, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Robert Chevillon, Bourgogne, Rouge, 2018

    Bold, powerful Bourgogne. A lovely, smooth texture underpins the rich salt-infused fruit flavours of plum, damson and kirsch. An incredible amount of character and stuffing for a Bourgogne. Aged in two-year-old oak barrels.

    ABV:
    13%
    87-89/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, which comes from vines within Nuits Saint-Georges, has a glorious bouquet for a generic red Burgundy, featuring brambly red fruit; maraschino cherries develop with time. The palate is medium-bodied, the 10% new oak lending a little weight on the midpalate, and there is fine definition and length on the finish. This comes highly recommended.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2020

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Robert Chevillon

    Robert Chevillon

    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. There are no frills or careful secrets here, the crop is destalked, fermented and agedin in a maximum of one third new oak for the top crus. These wines are the product of terroir-knowledge and hard, hands-on, work. 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.

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