Region, Subregion, Country:
Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, France
1er Cru La Petit Chapelle
the nose is notably more elegant with its pretty and well-layered aromas of red cherry, violet, earth and a hint of wood. The racy, intense and well-detailed flavors possess a refined texture before culminating in a mocha-inflected finale.
Born in Paris, Jean-Michel Guillon arrived at Gevrey-Chambertin in 1980 when he retired from aeronautics. With a special love for the use of new oak barrels, he jokingly refers to himself as “the biggest oak barrel consumer” in Gevrey Chambertin. He has built up a Domaine of reputation from scratch with the help of his good friends and mentors like Rene Galland and the well-renowned Henri Jayer. Their wine range includes many prestigious appellations like Mazis-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey Saint-Denis, etc. As Allen Meadows commented: “Jean-Michel Guillon’s wines retain a clear sense of style and grace and remain identifiably Pinot Noir”. Jean-Michel Guillon was also elected as Winemaker of the Year 2020 by the famous French wine guide book