Domaine Jerome Chezeaux 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru, Aux Boudots, AOC

Item Number: 16223

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Aux Boudots
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork

Always a standout in Chezeaux’s cellar, Aux Boudots is perched at the northern limit of Nuits-Saint-Georges, on the border of Vosne-Romanée. As one might expect given its location, this wine combines classically Nuits-Saint-Georges iron and sous-bois with fruit a bit more caressing and Vosne-Romanée-like than its more southerly situated counterparts. Chezeaux owns a very small 0.34-hectare parcel in this steeply sloping premier cru.

Vintage Notes: Jérôme and Lyse’s 2018s express the explosive richness of the vintage, but with a house-typical sense of equilibrium and restraint. The growing season brought a quick flowering after a late budbreak, and the much-discussed scorcher of a summer ripened the late-flowering fruit rapidly; Chezeaux began harvesting on September 7th, under clear and extremely warm conditions. His finished 2018s, which weigh in between 13.0 and 13.7% natural alcohol, offer an interesting combination of very red, “pure Pinot Noir” fruit and a solidity of structure—the skins in 2018 were quite thick—which beckons for a bit of patience. As always, there is a stark clarity of site expression among this set of wines in spite of their relative power and concentration.

Fermentation: Spontaneous in stainless steel tank following total destemming
Aging: 18-24 months on lees in neutral 228-liter barrels (30% new)
Malolactic Fermentation: Spontaneous in barrel
Fining: None
Filtering: None