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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Aligoté
Aligoté 50 years Clay, Limestone .16 ha
Bourgogne Blanc
Chardonnay 15 years Clay, Limestone .17 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc
100% Pinot Blanc 50 years Clay, Limestone .18 ha
Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
1/3 Pinot Noir, 2/3 Gamay 45 years Clay, Limestone .65 ha
Bourgogne Rouge
Pinot Noir 20 years Clay, Limestone .8 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges "Vieilles Vignes"
Pinot Noir 50 years Clay, Limestone 3.3 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Bousselots
Pinot Noir 46 years Gravel, Limestone, Clay, Silt .65 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Cailles
Pinot Noir 77 years Clay, Silt, Limestone 1.2 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Chaignots
Pinot Noir 60 years Clay, Limestone, Oolite, Silt 1.55 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Perrières
Pinot Noir 50 years Limestone, Oolite .6 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Pruliers
Pinot Noir 55 years Limestone on silt, Gravel .6 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Roncières
Pinot Noir 52 years Limestone, Oolite, Gravel 1 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Saint-Georges
Pinot Noir 75 years Limestone, Oolite, Clay, Silt .6 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Vaucrains
Pinot Noir 77 years Clay, Limestone 1.6 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Aligoté and Pinot Blanc are co-planted among the Pinot Noir vines

• Soils are regularly plowed

• Vines are only treated when necessary

• Vines naturally achieve low yields

• Grapes fully de-stemmed

• Primary fermentation in stainless steel cuves, and then wines are racked into barrels

• Long, slow fermentations
• All wines age in barrel. The Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne, and Nuits-St-Georges “Vieilles Vignes” in 20% new oak. All others are aged in approximately 30% new oak depending on the vintage
• Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne, and Nuits-St-Georges “Vieilles Vignes” bottled after approximately 16 months of aging; all other reds after about 20 months. 

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain:
• The Passetoutgrain grapes are sourced from three lieux-dits near the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges: Champs d’Argent, Croix Blanche, Petit Chaliot

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots :

• Les Chaignots originates from old French, meaning “the place where the oaks grow”
• Eastern sun-exposure
• 260-280 meters in altitude, with a grade ranging from 8-20%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots :

• Originally, Les Bousselots was an uneven parcel, a “terrain bosselé”, meaning “bumpy terrain”
• South-eastern sun exposure
• 255-280 meters in altitude, with a grade ranging from 10-15%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Roncières :

• Before the land was cultivated with vines, it was full of brambles or ronces.
• East by southeast sun exposure • 250-300 meters in altitude, with a steep grade of 20%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières :

• Name originates from one of the original uses of the land, a place where stones could be found, a kind of quarry
• East by southeast sun exposure
• 260-275 meters in altitude, with a grade of 15%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers :

• Name comes from the first plantings on this land before its vines, wild plum trees, pruliers
• Eastern sun exposure
• 250-270 meters in altitude, with a variable grade between 8-12%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles :

• Les Cailles is derived from the word cailloux, or pebbles, not the common assumption that it is derived from the modern meaning, “quails”
• Eastern sun exposure
• 250-260 meters in altitude, with a grade between 7-8%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains :

• Name expresses “infertile land”
• East by northeast sun exposure
• 260-280 meters in altitude, with a grade of 15%

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges :

• One of the oldest known microclimates, planted as far back as 1000 A.D. Became part of the Confrerie of Saint-Georges in 1470, for which Nuits-Saint-Georges was named at the end of the 19th century
• Eastern sun exposure
• 245-260 meters in altitude, with a grade between 7-8%

Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc:
• Pinot Blanc is co-planted among the Pinot Noir vines
• Grapes are principally sources from the 1er cru vineyard Les Damodes, Aux Argillas, and Les Chaignots

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Producer
Bertrand and Denis Chevillon
Founded
Late 19th Century
Annual Production
1,700 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.domainerobertchevillon.fr/

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