2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Perrieres Premier Cru
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2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Perrieres Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$360. 00
$4320.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

There's no doubt that if Domaine Robert Chevillon were based in Vosne-Romanee or Chambolle-Musigny, their wines would be next to impossible to find and sell for exorbitant prices. That they are found in Nuits-Saint-Georges, a village with no grand cru sites, has allowed these wines to fly under the radar for many consumers. That said, these are some of the most accomplished wines of Burgundy, and best of all continually produce wines that seemingly ignore any challenges a vintage might throw their way to achieve results seen only at very few of the finest addresses across the Cote.

Now under the stewardship of Robert Chevillon's sons Bertrand and Denis, these passionate pair of vignerons are tireless in their pursuit of the finest expression of Pinot Noir possible. After meticulous care in the vineyards across the year, grapes are hand harvested, sorted and de-stemmed before receiving a cold maceration in vats for 5-6 days and natural fermentation lasting 2-3 weeks. Maturation lasts from 15 to 18 months in a mix of 30% new and 70% second use barrels.

As a synonym for quarry, it's no surprise to hear Les Perrieres sits above a working limestone marble quarry. A mid-slope site, Perrieres produces a fine and aromatic Burgundy, deep in colour yet light and silky on the palate.

Other Reviews....
Coulis-like aromas include those of plum, black cherry, soft spice and cool earth nuances. The rich but exceptionally punchy medium weight flavors are not quite as refined but they're more powerful while exhibiting excellent length on the overtly austere and rustic finale. Drink through 2037+.
90-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières opens in the glass with aromas of wild berries, black cherries and sweet spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it combines elevated ripeness with vibrant acids, concluding with a long, intensely mineral finish.
92-94 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)