Wine Type Red Wine
Style Medium Bodied Reds
Grower Name Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Dietary Requirement Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Jascots tasting note...
" A bouquet reminiscent of soft plums and a palate soft as silk, plump generous fruit and velvety tannins. This is a supremely smooth, elegant charmer, with soft, fragrant raspberries on the finish. "
Goes great with...
Charcuterie, Roast Lamb & Roast Pork
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Why you should buy this wine...
Light cherry red. Tangy and energetic on the nose. Quite developed aromatically. Lots of acidity. But lots of fruit too. Fine and refined though far from a blockbuster. Still pretty chewy on the end. Clean and with lots of punch, even possibly a little carbon dioxide?16/20, Jancis Robinson
About The Grower Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux was founded in 1887 by Eugéne-François Chevillon, who inherited a few parcels of vines from his father. He was succeded by Eugéne Chevillon. In 1946, the domaine was split between his two sons, Georges and Maurice and in 1947, Domaine Georges Chevillon grew with the acquisition of a parcel of vines in the most famous premier cru vineyard of Les Saint-Georges. Then, in 1963, his son Michel joined him at the domaine, together with Michel's wife Pascale. After Georges's retirement in 1988 the domaine was renamed Domaine Michel Chevillon.1999 saw the turn of Michel & Pascale's daughter Claire to take over the running of the estate. Her husband joined her in 2000 to create Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux, which today consists of 8 hectares of vineyard across 14 different appellations.
Working methods and winemaking have remained traditional throughout the domaine's history. The grapes are harvested by hand. The juice goes through a slow, cold pre-fermentation for 5 or 6 days for better aromatic extraction, maceration of about 18 - 21 days in open vessels to allow punching down, pneumatic pressing, and ageing in oak barrels for 12 - 18 months.
About The Region Burgundy View All Wines From This Region
Burgundy is a region in eastern France famous for its red and white wines made almost exclusively from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay respectively. Sparkling wine, known as Crômant de Bourgogne, is produced using the traditional method, usually from a blend of these grape varieties.
Vineyards are based on ancient Jurassic Limestone, beginning with the Chalk hills of Chablis and continuing south south-west with a long escarpment forming the famous Côte d'Or. Broadly speaking, the Burgundian climate is continental, which is in direct contrast to that of Bordeaux - winters are noticeably colder and summer days are a little cooler than its famous counterpart.
Arguably Burgundy's greatest wines are produced along the Côte d'Or escarpment, especially those in the Côte de Nuits.
About The Grape Variety Pinot Noir View All Wines With This Grape
Pinot Noir is the grape variety used in all quality red wines from Burgundy, and as a varietal wine in several parts of the New World, most notably New Zealand, California and Chile. It is also one of the three grape varieties commonly used in the production of Champagne and other traditional method sparkling wines of the world, either as a 100% blancs de noirs or (more commonly) as part of the traditional Champagne blend.
Pinot Noir is somewhat temperamental and, unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, can only flourish in certain conditions and when afforded the utmost care on the part of vine-grower and wine-maker alike. Relatively, thin-skinned, the grapes produce red wines of lower tannins, lighter colour and great charm and delicacy which evolve comparatively quickly, although the very best examples are slow to fade.