2021 Domaine Benoit Chevallier Vosne-Romanee
Benoit is the 4th generation of Chevallier vignerons in Vosne-Romanée, and from 2018 has taken over production of the domaine. One of the rare and exciting new names in Burgundy that are working their estate owned vines, Benoit has hit the ground running in very short time. His wines are bright, energetic, and concentrated and show wonderful structure.
Organic viticulture is practiced in each of the plots, and from there the grapes are treated with utmost care. After sorting in the vineyard, all bunches are destemmed gently to preserve full berries, and vinification takes place in cement and wooden vats, with macerations lasting two to three weeks with gentle pump-overs and occasional punch-downs. The village wines are aged 12-14 months and the rest for about 18 months in new to three–year-old oak, depending on the cuvee and vintage.
Aromas of sweet red berries, plums, petals and spices preface the 2021 Vosne-Romanée Village, a medium-bodied, blithe and lively wine with supple tannins and good depth at the core. It's the usual blend of lieux-dits Ravioles, Colombière, Aux Ormes, Jacquines and Croix Blanches.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 01, 2023)