Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Domaine Robert CHEVILLON (Nuits-Saint-Georges) -- 2016 Tasted from Barrel

Bertrand Chevillon said that losses due to the frost were from 50-80% of a normal crop. Even on the Bousselots and Chaignots on the Vosne slope of Nuits suffered losses. As with most producers I visited, there is at least one wine not made in 2016 — here the Chardonnay.

Harvesting took place between 24 September and 3 October. As is always the case here, all grapes were destemmed. Malolactic fermentations were very late for the estate: the village Nuits finished in February, but the others in June. Bottling will be in April, the usual time here.

The fruit here is ripe, almost syrupy, but without sacrificing freshness or purity. 

Those lucky enough to obtain some of the wine will find that as usual, the quality here is superb. (Continue reading here.)