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It would be a mistake to dismiss this Passetoutgrain as a repository for undesirable Gamay grapes and Pinot Noir leftovers that did not make the cut. At Domaine Chevillon, this humble wine is a thing of beauty: the product of old vines from just outside Nuits-Saint-Georges, it is made with the same loving care as the Chevillons’ noblest premiers crus. The result is a graceful red loaded with energy, spicy complexity, and supple tannins—bargain access to one of Burgundy’s established masters, ready to drink tonight.
|Blend:||1/3 Pinot Noir, 2/3 Gamay|
|Producer:||Domaine Robert Chevillon|
|Winemaker:||Bertrand and Denis Chevillon|
|Vineyard:||45 years, .65 ha|
|Aging:||Bottled after approximately 16 months of aging|
Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch