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 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”