Nuits Saint Georges Vieilles Vignes 2014 – Domaine Chevillon

If you want to enter the world of premium red Burgundy without buyer’s remorse, this wine is for you. Domaine Chevillon’s wines are something of perplexing beauty —vineyard practices and winemaking here are nothing short of traditional, but with each pop of the cork their wines always deliver a unique experience that separates them from the drove of cookie-cutter Burgundy


Tasting notes:
In the glass, this 2014 shows a dark ruby core with brilliant pink and slight orange reflections. After a bit of air, the wine leaps out of the glass with notes of wild raspberry, wild flowers, black cherry, leather, damp mushroom, forest floor and crushed rocks. The palate provides layered, concentrated flavors and reveals the structure of classic NuitsSt-Georges. Chevillon is known to make long-lived wines and this is no exception. It is best suited for cellaring and will shine brightest after its 7th or 8th birthday, although it has 10-15 years in the tank
at a minimum. If consuming now (I’ve already had one or two) do the wine a favor and decant about 45 minutes and serve in large Burgundy stems.


Pairing notes:
With its elevated structure and pronounced acidity, I recommend serving this alongside a fattier dish— braised lamb is one way to go, but a confit duck pasta would be an interesting twist as well. Either way, it is serious red Burgundy that doesn’t come along often at this price point—don’t miss it!