2021 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Roncieres Premier Cru
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2021 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....
An exuberantly fresh nose freely offers up a combination of various dark berries, newly turned earth and plenty of sauvage character. The rich, generous and punchy flavors possess a bit more volume on the tightly wound and impressively long finish. This overtly mineral-driven effort is a combination of refinement and focused power. Patience absolutely advised. Drink through 2033+.
91-94 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

Scents of sweet blackberries, licorice, dark chocolate and loamy soil introduce the 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Roncières, a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy wine, with powdery tannins that assert themselves on the expansive finish.
90-92 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 01, 2023)

Medium depth of purple, lighter rim. Interesting complex red berry notes, with good fruit-oak integration. Actually, more oak comes up behind. Softer and smoother than Bousselots. Drink from 2026-2032.
90-93 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy