This Domaine, along with Henri Gouges are head and shoulders above the rest of the commune in terms of quality. Chevillon has 13 hecatare which covers 8 top class Premier Cru vineyards and they know how to make a wine. Fruit forward, classy and with the underlying structure and balance to cellar very well. These are wines that you can buy every year with great confidence.
“A very fresh and restrained red pinot fruit nose precedes lilting, supple and round lightweight flavors that possess an unusually elegant mouth feel for the appellation, all wrapped in a balanced and delicious finish. Worth a look for a Bourgogne that delivers good quality in a relatively refined style. 85-88 Points, Drink 2014+” – Burghound.
Bourgogne – The entry level to Burgundy. The wines can be from vineyards outside of the better appellations or declassified from high ranks. That means you may be drinking a Grand Cru vineyard at Bourgogne pricing! Quality is variable but the great producers put as much care into their entry level as they do their great wines.
Burgundy – The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.