Domaine Chevrot et Fils Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau Rouge 2021

$127.00 inc. GST

One of the most beautiful terroirs of Domaine Chevrot! Structured, voluptuous and airy, it is dominated by floral notes and an uncompromising minerality.
On a purple color with slight violet reflections; the bouquet of this 1er Cru offers concentrated aromas of sage, saffron and honeysuckle, to which are added more roasted notes. The attack on the palate is full of tenderness, with good consistency until the saline finish, with notes of pepper.


Domaine Chevrot Maranges, Côtes de Beaune, France Maranges is located at the southern-most part of the Côte d’Or. These are “honest, sturdy and rustic” wines according to wine writer, Clive Coates. The Chevrot family has been making wine in Maranges since 1830. Domaine Chevrot as it stands today was established in 1936 by the current winemakers’ grandparents. They purchased vines and a cellar that dates back to 1798. Their son Fernand and his wife Catherine started bottling and selling wines from the domaine in the 1970s. Now Pablo and Vincent, the third generation, are now in charge and have made two innovations: since 2008 the vineyards have been in converted to organic viticulture, and the new winery to be built in 2020. The vines are older, for the most part, with an average age of 30 years. The oldest plots, planted by the grandfather, are up to 75 years-old. They are using organic compost in the vineyards, working with a horse and manuel plow, and a minimum of copper and sulfur treatments as needed to treat odium and mildew. Wines of Chevrot have always been made in a traditional style. The lower end cuvées are destemmed and some whole clusters are kept on the 1er Cru cuvées. Only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation.. After fermentation, the wines are put into barrels for ageing. Pablo and Vincent assess the amount of new oak applied to each cuvée, meeting the idiosyncrasies of each batch. Like most burgundian vignerons, their goal is to produce wines that express their terroir and express the best qualities of the vintage.


One of the top sites in Santenay. Chevrot has 1.5 hectares of vines that average 50 years old. There is no clay in this site and the terroir is marl from the Bajocian period. The Clos Rousseau always plays a game of contrasts, it’s powerful and elegant. The tannins are always very fine, giving structure to the purple fruit and floral notes. It’s a beautiful expression of Santenay.

The Santenay Premier Cru Clos Rousseau 2021 smells slightly of bread crust. The fine woodiness is perceptible in the ample and long material. It will take him a little time to digest his breeding but he has the shoulders. La Revue du vin de France