Domaine Jérôme Chézeaux is located in the village of Premeaux-Prissey, a stone’s throw from the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Bernard Chezeaux acceded to the ownership of the Domaine in 1971. On his untimely death in 1993, his son, Jérome, took over the direction of the Domaine and created the Domaine Jérôme Chezeaux. In 2001, his wife Pierrette joined him, and the property grew with the arrival of new appellations. Their daughter Lyse joined the family winery in 2016. They own approximately 12 hectares of vineyards divided into 16 appellations. The vineyards, impeccably tended according to the principles of “lutte raisonnée”, are scattered throughout the villages of Prémeaux, Nuits Saint Georges, Vougeot and Vosne Romanée and include a series of the most elite lieu-dits in the zone.
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Toponymy: The name of Saints-Juliens comes from the history of Christianity. Saint Martin had a chapel in the 6th century built by the name of Saint-Julien, which has now disappeared. It was she who gave her name to this place. A cross was erected where this chapel stood.
Area in production at the estate: 47 ares 57 ca
Soils: Loamy soil and limestone pebbles
Location: Southwest, Northern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Altitude: 230m to 250m
The harvest is carried out exclusively by hand. They carry out a first sorting in the vineyard, then on arrival at the winery on a sorting table.
The harvest is 100% destemmed. A cold maceration is carried out during the first 3-4 days out of the 18 to 21 days of vinification.
Throughout this period, daily manual remontage (punching down) and pigeage (pumping over) are practiced.
Indigenous yeasts are used exclusively, and malolactic fermentation occurs in small oak barrels during the extended ageing of the wines.
They use 30% new barrels per appellation. The wines are bottled without filtration between 18 to 24 months after harvest.
In their youth, the Saints-Juliens express vegetal nuances with wild fruitiness where both cherry and blackcurrant mingle. They become more refined over the years, evolving towards animal odours. The aromas are powerful and complex.
Fresh, fine aromas of raspberries, wild strawberries, lifted with spicy notes… On the palate, soft, balanced, with beautiful fine tannins, substance and a beautiful harmony. 17 Points, BA No 171, June 2023
Its power and structure enable this wine to pair with many meat dishes in red wine sauce such as boeuf bourguignon, beef casserole, wild game, or marinated roasted red meats.