This is the most heavenly situation. Just under the trees and looking down over Richebourg and Romanee Saint Vivant to the right and, to the left, over the great 1er Crus of Beaux Monts and Suchots towards Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot. There are only 3 growers to share a little over 3 hectares (one other being Anne Gros); quite a place to go to work and even better to enjoy a bottle with a picnic! It's a steep slope with chalky soil that turns out a lively and finely tuned red cherry fruit Vosne. Super supple ‘come and get me’ nose this so rich and easy. No surprise that Philippe has at long last caught the eye of the commentators with so big scores. 2023 to 2030.
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.