Just as I sit down to write this email I read that Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St-Georges has applied for promotion to Grand Cru status. It has long been considered one of the likely candidates based on quality and the feeling that Nuits-St-Georges is somewhat hard done by with no Grand Crus. You can read the article in Decanter Magazine here.
The timing brings a smile to my face as we have a new and rather exciting Nuits-St-Georges domaine joining our merry band of Burgundy producers.
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux is an 8.61 hectare estate in Nuits-St-Georges. They own 14 different appellations but the jewels in the crown are their five 1er Cru Reds including Les St-Georges.
The husband and wife are well connected - Claire is a cousin of the owners of Domaine Robert Chevillon and Philippe is the brother of Jerome from Domaine Jerome Chezeaux who is also in our portfolio.
I tasted both 2010 and 2011 vintages at the domaine. I was super impressed with the precision and finesse of the 2011's. I think they were superior to 2010. A big statement, I know. Having tasted several hundred 2011 red Burgundies on this trip alone I think Domaine Chevillon-Chezaux has produced some of the best and most stylish wines of the vintage.
Quality is one thing but price also needs to be attractive and the domaine is very reasonable. To introduce this new maker we have decided to offer a 20% Pre Arrival discount for the next week. So for the next 7 days you can buy terrific Premier Cru Reds from Nuits-St-Georges for as little as $68.75 a bottle! The Les St-Georges is $98.25 and worth every cent.
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les St-Georges 2011
Special Early Bird Pre Arrival Price $98.25
From a 0.45 hectare holding planted in 1947.
Beautiful vibrant colour. Deeper and more profound than the four previous wines. Spice, an amalgam of fruits, earth, violets. Plenty of extract and a rich, creamy texture from the old vines. Long and serious, but not heavy and rustic like wines of the past.
A serious Nuits-St-Georges of the modern style. The terroir clear and precise. Classy and complex and worthy of Grand Cru status.
Compare this to other Les St-Georges in the market. This is a bargain!
Click here to view tasting notes for all of the wines. Orders may be placed on our website or by email or phone. Don't miss these brilliant 2011 Red Burgundies!