2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes
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2020 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes

Burgundy, FRANCE
$235. 00
$2820.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
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.

Chevillon source their village Nuits-Saint-Georges across a range of sites, mostly from La Charmotte and Au Chouillet, along with smaller parcels in the lieux-dits of Aux Saints Jacques, Les Charmois, Les Maladières, Les Chaliots and Les Brûlées. This is an attractive and supple Nuits village with great concentration for the level.

Other Reviews....
Dark berry fruit coulis is laced with notes of earth and spice. The delicious middle weight flavors possess excellent punch before culminating in a sleek, intense and only mildly rustic finale. This is an excellent Nuits villages and very much worth your attention. Drink through 2028+.
89-92 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes is structured and concentrated, bursting with aromas of dark berries, plums, rose petals and sweet soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, deep and lively, it's well worth seeking out, but it will require more patience than its 2019 predecessor.
89-91 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 21, 2022)