Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tour de France: Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, LOUIS CHEVALLIER, Burgundy, France, 2010

Does this name sound familiar to you; Louis Chevallier?  It might, to students of history.   Louis Chevallier was the Mayor of Puligny, in Burgundy, who went on to become a great diplomat for France.  He is most famous for his participation in the sale of Louisiana to the United States.  The wine house, created by the Chevallier family over 200 years ago, produces fine wines from the best terroirs of the region from regional appellations to Premier Crus and Grand Crus.  In this wine, The Bourgogne Rouge we find an honest and good Pinot Noir; that is genuine Burgundy. 
  • Sweet Plum
  • Cinnamon
  • Red Cherry
  • Dry Cranberry
  • Smoky Oak
  • Earthiness

The winemaker, Bruno Larmonica, is very talented and has won many awards for his wines. His hometown is Nuits-Saint-Georges in Burgundy, so his greatest ambition is to make wines that express the soul of the terroir of Burgundy.  He works very closely with a small family of growers monitoring every step from the vineyard  to the harvest. The grower partners work with sustainable agriculture and are required to maintain the specificity and traditions of each appellation.  This provides the best quality grapes and Bruno is able to manage the vinification process and all the way to bottling. This enables Louis Chevallier produce quality wines without leaving behind the tradition of Burgundy.

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