Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir. Region: France> Burgundy> Cote de Nuits> Nuits-Saint-Georges> Les Vaucrains 1er Cru. Notes: Wines are aged 18 to 24 months in barrel before being bottled without filtration.
HISTORY OF DOMAINE: Julien Missery was the first in the ancestral line of the Chezeaux family to establish his own vineyards in the region of Nuits St. Georges in 1930. Bernard Chezeaux further developed the family's holdings under the name Domaine Bernard Chezeaux. His son, Jérôme, took over in 1993 upon the untimely death of his father. Growing up, he learned the trade at his father's side and went on to complete his education at the "Lycée Viticole de Beaune" or the Beaune School of Viticulture. Jérôme is fully versed in modern techniques. However, he retains an approach to grape growing and winemaking that is very traditional while respecting the environment. Jerome believes the wines should represent the terroir first and foremost.
COMPOSITION OF DOMAINE: The domaine extends over 12 hectares of vineyards exclusively situated in the Côtes de Nuits (spread through the communes of Premeaux, Nuits, Vougeot, and Vosne). Besides producing village wines from Nuits and Vosne, Chezeaux has holdings in the Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru vineyards of "Rue de Chaux", "Les Pruliers", "Les Boudots", and "Les Vaucrains" and the Vosne Romanée Premier Cru vineyards "Les Chaumes" and "Les Suchots”. The domain also owns a beautifully situated plot in the Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot nestled near the Domaine.