Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "LES CHAIGNOTS" 2011 - Robert Chevillon
Chaignots comes from the old French word ""Chasne"", which gave the modern word ""chesne"" then ""chêne"" (oak in modern French), with the Burgundy suffix ""ot"". Place where oaks grow. Located in the North part of the vineyard, in Nuits-Saint-Georges territory, les Chaignots represent 5h86. The wine offers a sustained colour, complex, intensely aromatic richness to the nose with fruity nuances that evolve towards soft floral scents. With ageing, balsamic, venison, musk and liquorice notes complete a fine, subtle and distinguished aromatic range. Robert Chevillon is the top in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wines are sometimes difficult to appreciate in their yougness but time always confirm the quality of their work. The Nuits-Saint-Georges is a perfect introduction to the domaine that should be drinkable over 3-7 years while waiting for the top crus. A very delicate and equilibrated wine. Well-known family-run domain from Nuits-Saint-Georges that propose a range of classical and structured wines. These wines are perfect for ageing. Time give them a great complexity and a diversity in the aromas that give great pleasure. We have the chance to propose a selection of wines directly from the domain. The domain covers an area of 13 hectares of vines, including eight 1er Crus of Nuits. Ninety percent of the domaine’s produce is exported – which averages 70,000 bottles per year – Bertrand Chevillon says that “there is no real secret, as the market is very simple – if your wines have a good quality then people come back!” And Domaine Robert Chevillon is currently not accepting new customers, such is the consistency of success.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2019-2031|
2011 in Burgundy, is a relatively early vintage. The vine pushed smoothly until June, with almost three weeks early due to a particularly hot spring. In July, with the freshness and rain, the cycle has slowed, but sets out again in August, milder months. In the end, the wines do not lack wealth, but it is the delicacy of the tannins (for red) that makes the charm of the vintage, and low acidity makes them supple wines. The tannins are silky, pleasant fruit wines but sometimes lack a bit of ""pep"" and as they are already very pleasant we think probably not at a very high guard. The de-nights-ribs well with the character typed but already pleasant to taste the fruit. Fairly fine material but that one should not spoil by too supported farms. In side-de-Beaune, the reds are also fruity and pleasant, with less structure in 2010 or 2009, but an easy character quite nice. The southern part (Volnay, Pommard) seems more successful than the northern part. The whites are of a style rather digestible and fresh, easy at first, but sometimes lack a little depth.