Wine Advocate 89 points!
Chevrot Santenay 1er Cru Clos Rousseau is a beautiful red Burgundy of 100% Pinot Noir. Maranges is located at the southernmost part of the Côte d’Or, producing red wines that Clive Coates describes as "honest, sturdy and rustic in the best sense (and) with good acidity." The Chevrot family has been making wine in Maranges since 1830, and Domaine Chevrot was founded in 1936 by the grandparents of the current winemaking brothers, Pablo and Vincent. Their parents started bottling wines under the Domaine Chevrot label in the seventies, and the young Pablo and Vincent have maintained the traditions of their parents with only one exception: they are converting the vineyards to certified organic viticulture. They are using organic compost in the vineyards and a minimum of copper and sulfur treatments as needed to treat oidium and mildew. They are practicing biodynamics as well but are not certified.
Enjoy Chevrot Santenay over the next 8-10 years with roast pork, grilled salmon, and aged cheeses.