A tiny plot that seems to get picked on by the weather. 2016 was devastated, 2017 difficult but 2018 was a joy. Though down on quantity the 2019 is more than promising with boat loads of soft, seductive spice, baked cherry pie and crème fraiche. The finish is long and wonderfully balanced and this remains a silky and ethereal red with an energy that makes this ever more animated on the mid palate. We’ve had some older vintages in the shop and it’s a find that we are very proud of. Another one to be discovered just as we sell through!! 2024 to 2031
Producer Information: Philippe Cheron
Philippe Cheron lost his long time management role at Domaine Belland following the sale of the business. He must have been chuffed to learn that his grandfather, Paul Misset, purchased
vineyard land in Clos Vougeot, Vosne Romanee and Chambolle Musigny in the 1930s and 1950s and the leases had finally expired. There are 1.4 hectares in Clos Vougeot, split 50/50 between
the high and low part; a stunning lieu dit above Richebourg in Vosne and 12 tiny parcels in Chambolle. With gentle handling, only a little de-stemming, cool settling and no fining and rarely
any filtration, Philippe is going for a simple and natural style. It’s wonderful to watch the development of a grower so determined to express wonderful fruit. He is now fully organic.
This is the seventh vintage of our journey with Philippe and it seems the project is moving into a new orbit. Pleased to report that the 2013 Chambolles are tasting beautifully 8 years later and that bodes well for the first class examples here.