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

Burgundy, FRANCE
$360. 00
$4320.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
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.

Les Roncieres is a steep vineyard with poor, pale soils covered with white stones and gravelly shale. The early-ripening site produces wines which can show a slight wild edge to them, bramble fruit with a linear structure; quintessential Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Other Reviews....
Pungent aromas of reduction and wood serve as a pungent introduction to the sleek, intense and velvet-textured middle weight flavors that are at once powerful yet refined before terminating in a strikingly long, balanced and complex finale. This youthfully austere effort is terrific and is potentially one of the best examples of this wine Chevillon has ever made. Drink through 2035+.
92-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Offering up aromas of dark berries, cherries, warm spices, woodsmoke and petals, Chevillon's 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Roncières is medium to full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with an enveloping core of fruit, ripe, powdery tannins and lively balancing acids.
91-93 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)

There was a later malolactic here and there is still a touch of reduction thereafter. Dark black colour with purple rim. Definitely a reductive nose. The fruit pulls out very nicely behind with raspberry and strawberry, the tannins are barely toughened by either hail or reduction. Long finish.
91-93 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy