A few months back we opened a bottle of 2002 Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges Les Roncieres that I bought over 15 years ago.
It delivered everything that you would want out of a bottle of great Nuits-St-Georges, and more importantly, great Chevillon. It was bloody, mineral and firm but not unyielding. There was a softness and a gentle spice peeking through that made the wine eminently drinkable. It’s what I love so much about Chevillon’s wines and what put me on a Roncieres kick.
The hype surrounding the 2019 red Burgundy vintage doesn’t seem to need any more momentum. The early returns are nothing but over the moon and there just doesn’t seem to be enough of the wine. While we advocate for the relentless quality at Chevillon every year, 2019 is especially noteworthy.
Chevillon has just over a hectare of vines in Les Roncieres, and the wine strikes a beautiful balance between the ruthlessly mineral wines like Vaucrains and the softer wines like Chaignots from the Vosne side of Nuits-St-Georges. While it may not be the first name off the tongue when it comes to Chevillon wines, it always seems to be a tough wine to find and is wildly rewarding with a decade or two of age. The purity of red fruit with gentle licorice and just a hint of iron is really compelling.
Chevillon’s wines remain one of the truly outstanding values that exist in the world of Burgundy and the 2019 vintage should do nothing but fortify that notion. Our parcel of this wine isn’t large as the case is with most 2019s. Please give us your ideal order, and we will try our best.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits