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2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Chaignots”

Domaine Robert Chevillon
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This latest release from Nuits-Saint-Georges masters Denis and Bertrand Chevillon is a big, ripe, mouth-filling Pinot Noir, far from the delicate featherweight breed of red Burgundy they teach about in wine school. It’s as if the pebbly white soils of the premier cru Les Chaignots reflected the 2018 vintage’s abundant sunshine directly back at the grapes all summer, allowing them to grow plump and saturated with intense flavors. For all its density and weight, an earthy suggestion of Burgundian terroir still hides within—one that is likely to gain a stronger foothold over the course of a few years in your cellar.

Anthony Lynch

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Nuits-Saint-Georges
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Robert Chevillon
Winemaker: Bertrand and Denis Chevillon
Vineyard: 60 years, 1.55 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone, Oolite, Silt
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About The Region

Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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