2021 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Perrieres Premier Cru
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.
Elegant, pure and airy aromas are comprised by mostly red berries with background hints of crushed fennel, forest floor and anise. The intensely mineral-driven and strikingly well-delineated medium weight flavors possess a wonderful underlying tension that adds a real sense of lift to the moderately austere and beautifully long finish that is akin to having a small pebble in the mouth. Excellent. Drink through 2033+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières is beautiful, unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet red berries, orange zest, peonies and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, bright and vibrant, it's a pure, precise, mineral wine that lives up to its climat's name.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 01, 2023)
The most hit by the frost. Just 4 barrels made. A sound concentrated deep red purple. the bouquet shows a bit of wood but mostly a dense raspberry fruit. There is an extra little kick of concentration behind, still with the wood alongside but this should harmonise as the fruit overtakes the coconut. Drink from 2027-2033.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy