2015 Domaine Philippe Gavignet Nuits St-Georges 1er Cru “Les Chaboeufs”

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Apellation: Nuits St-Georges 1er Cru

Size: 750 ml

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The Gavignet domaine, based in Nuits-St-Georges, dates to the 1930s and still boasts some vineyards planted way back then. Current proprietor Philippe (whose first vintage was 1979) farms roughly 10 hectares as sustainably as possible, eschewing chemical herbicides and pesticides and harvesting only by hand. His range of wines is focused almost exclusively on Nuits-St-Georges, where his holdings include not just “Les Chaboeufs” but two other N-S-G Premier Crus, “Les Bousselots” and “Les Pruliers.” The Les Chaboeufs, is from the southern end of the village, tucked into a narrow valley next to more-famous neighbors such as “Vaucrains” and “Les Saint-Georges.” Vine age in Gavignet’s one-hectare parcel ranges from 20 to 70 years, and it is reflected in the deep concentration and aromatic complexity of this wine.

In the glass, it’s a deep, dark ruby moving to garnet and pink at the rim, with perfumed aromas of black and red cherry, goji berry, raspberry, black tea, turned earth, wild flowers, and accented by exotic spice and forest floor notes. Across the board, Gavignet’s reds show off the woodsy side of Pinot Noir without being excessively ‘rustic’—the fruit concentration and purity is there in abundance, and the push-pull of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ traits are a signature of this wine, vintage after vintage. This wine would be twice as much if from Vosne-Romanee or Chambolle-Musigny!

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in

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