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DOMAINE BENOIT CHEVALLIER

Benoit Chevallier

Domaine Benoit Chevallier, a young but promising small estate, located in the village of Vosne-Romanée. Benoit’s father (longtime mayor of Vosne Romanée) retired in 2008, and the family vineyards were leased out. Thankfully the vineyards were leased to a serious producer who trained all the vineyards in organic farming so when Benoit decided to take over the family vineyard in late 2018, they were all well maintained.
Domaine Benoit Chevallier, a young but promising small estate, located in the village of Vosne-Romanée. Benoit’s father (longtime mayor of Vosne Romanée) retired in 2008, and the family vineyards were leased out. Thankfully the vineyards were leased to a serious producer who trained all the vineyards in organic farming so when Benoit decided to take over the family vineyard in late 2018, they were all well maintained.
The Chevallier family is an old grower family from Vosne Romanée, owner of some top vineyards among the village of Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges. With a total of 4ha of vineyards, Benoit’s holding are spread from Bourgogne Rouge En Lutenières to Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots and Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Beaux Monts. To put things in perspective, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots is the northernmost of Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation, just next to Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts. Whereas Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Beaux Monts is on the north west of Vosne-Romanée, located just above the Grand Cru Echezeaux. Like most producers in those days, Benoit’s father used to do his own grafts, so Benoit is aiming to develop the massal selections of his vineyards.

His winemaking style is traditional. All fruits being hand-harvested, first sorting is done in the vineyard, and second sorting is done in the cellar on a sorting table. Only the healthiest are kept and fully destemmed. Fermentation is done in concrete vats, best to keep the wine temperature stable throughout. 

Benoit does minimal pigeage (punch down) and prefers remontage (pump-over) to avoid the extraction of rough tannins. Pressing is done using a vertical basket press, best way for Benoit to be accurate as he consistently tastes the wine during pressing to avoid unwanted bitterness.

The wine will age for approximately 18 months in oak barrel with minimal use of new oak. Then wines are racked and adjusted with a minimal dose of SO2 before bottling.

His winemaking style is traditional. All fruits being hand-harvested, first sorting is done in the vineyard, and second sorting is done in the cellar on a sorting table. Only the healthiest are kept and fully destemmed. Fermentation is done in concrete vats, best to keep the wine temperature stable throughout. 


Benoit does minimal pigeage (punch down) and prefers remontage (pump-over) to avoid the extraction of rough tannins. Pressing is done using a vertical basket press, best way for Benoit to be accurate as he consistently tastes the wine during pressing to avoid unwanted bitterness.


The wine will age for approximately 18 months in oak barrel with minimal use of new oak. Then wines are racked and adjusted with a minimal dose of SO2 before bottling.

REGION OF PRODUCTION

Burgundy - France


APPELLATION

Bourgogne, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée


FOUNDED

2009


VINEYARD

4 hectares


CLIMATE

Temperate climate


SOIL COMPOSITION

Clay & Limestone


VARIETIES GROWN

Pinot Noir


AGRICULTURE

Organic

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