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2013 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain

Domaine Robert Chevillon

2013 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Domaine Robert Chevillon - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Ah, the great terroirs of Gamay: Morgon! Moulin-à-Vent! Nuits-Saint-Georges??? Believe it or not, Gamay has been grown around the Côte d’Or for centuries and served a much greater historical purpose than cheap juice for the harvest pickers. Traditionally made Burgundian Pinot Noir, especially in the colder pre–global warming years of yore, took several years to unwind and shed its tannin and austerity. Gamay gave the growers something young and bright to drink in the meantime. Passetoutgrain, a word based on old local patois and generally meaning “toss it all in,” is an archaic and rapidly disappearing local appellation for field blends of Gamay and Pinot Noir that are harvested and co-fermented together. The Chevillons, world renowned for their muscular and powerful Nuits-Saint-Georges, show a softer side here. Fresh and smooth Gamay/Pinot blend from the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges—that’s not a phrase you hear every day. Pass the peas and passe the toutgrain, please! –Chris Santini


  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 1/3 Pinot Noir, 2/3 Gamay
  • Appellation Bourgogne
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Vineyard 45 years, .65 ha
  • Soil Clay, Limestone
  • Winemaker Bertrand and Denis Chevillon
  • Aging Bottled after approximately 16 months of aging
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 12.5%

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