Jérôme Chezeaux’s 2016s: Quality Over Quantity

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A rock-solid source of pure, chiseled red Burgundy for us for over 25 years now, Domaine Jérôme Chezeaux is undergoing a particularly exciting phase right now. While the wines have always been honest and delicious, the last few vintages show a level of finesse and precision which—in a just world—would vault them into the top ranks of the Côte d’Or’s elite. Furthermore, Jérôme’s daughter Lyse, having completed a series of international internships, has now joined her father full-time, her brightness and enthusiasm adding a wonderful dimension to our visits to the family cellar.

Domaine Jean Chauvenet

We began our work with Jean Chauvenet, the founder of this domaine, in 1982 and for over twenty years we participated as the exclusive US importer for the estate’s wines and observed with pleasure as Jean Chauvenet and then, his son-in-law, Christophe Drag, built this domaine into one of the most highly respected producers working the vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Wines: Bourgogne Rouge, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Argillas”, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Bousselots”, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Damodes”, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Poulettes”, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”, Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Rue de Chaux”

Domaine Hubert Lignier

The Domaine Hubert Lignier has long had a reputation for its fine wines known for their concentration, depth and structure. We have had the extraordinary good fortune of commencing our relationship as the US importer for this estate with the 1978 vintage.
Wines: Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Rouge, Chambolle Musigny “Les Bussieres”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Baudes”, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Fixin Blanc, Gevrey Chambertin “Les Seuvrées”, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes”, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “La Perriere”, Morey Saint Denis, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Clos Baulet”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Les Blanchards”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Les Chaffots”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Vieilles Vignes”, Nuits Saint Georges “Les Poisets”, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Didiers – Hospices de Nuits – Cuvée Fagon”, Pommard “Les Chanlins”, Saint Romain Blanc “Sous le Chateau”

Domaine Ghislaine Barthod

The Domaine Barthod-Noellat was founded in the late 1920s and obviously is a fusion of the work of two families: Noellat & Barthod. Gaston Barthod, whose family originated in the Jura, married into the Noellat family and took over the direction of the domaine after his military service concluded in the 1950s.
Wines: Bourgogne Rouge, Chambolle Musigny, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Aux Combottes”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Baudes”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Beaux Bruns”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Charmes”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Châtelots”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Cras”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Fuées ”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Gruenchers”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Veroilles”

Domaine Forey Pere & Fils

This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfather of Régis Forey, the current proprietaire. One of the first estates to grace our portfolio (in 1982), we began our work with this gem in the village of Vosne Romanée when Jean Forey, the father of Régis, was the reigning vigneron.
Wines: Bourgogne Rouge, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Echezeaux Grand Cru, Morey St. Denis, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru, Nuits St. Georges, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les St. Georges, Vosne Romanée, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Gaudichots, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Petits Monts

Domaine Jerome Chezeaux

We were introduced to Jérome Chézeaux in the mid-1990s by Régis Forey, whose father, Jean, was amongst our very first suppliers of wine from the Cote de Nuits back in 1980.
Wines: Bourgogne Rouge, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots”, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Pruliers”, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Vaucrains”, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Rue de Chaux”, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne Romanée, Vosne Romanée 1er Cru “Les Chaumes”, Vosne Romanée 1er Cru “Les Suchots”

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

A committed classicist, Vincent Bitouzet has provided us with over thirty-years worth of structured, demanding, age-worthy, satisfying wines, both red and white, from the heart of the Cote de Beaune. Based in Volnay and blessed with extensive holdings in Meursault as well, this domaine is a tried and true standard bearer for all that is fundamentally good and sound in Burgundy: conscientious and sensitive work in the vineyards, respect above all for the specific character of each lieu-dit, patience and attention to detail in the cellar, and a commitment to producing wines of depth and, of critical importance, longevity.
Wines: Beaune 1er Cru “Cents Vignes”, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Rouge, Meursault “Clos du Cromin”, Meursault “Les Corbins”, Meursault 1er Cru “Charmes”, Meursault 1er Cru “Perrieres”, Meursault 1er Cru “Santenots”, Volnay, Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Chenes”, Volnay 1er Cru “Les Aussy”, Volnay 1er Cru “Les Mitans”, Volnay 1er Cru “Pitures”, Volnay 1er Cru “Taillepieds”