About the Winery
At Louis Chevallier, terroir reigns supreme. With vineyards situated on Premier Cru and Grand Cru parcels as well as Village and Beauujolais Cru plots, the terroir of Louis Chevallier is some of the most envied in all of Burgundy and, even in the world. Named after its founder, the great diplomat and former mayor of Puligny Louis Chevallier, who was recognized in particular for his participation in the sale of Louisiana to the United States, the Maison was created by the Chevallier family over 200 years ago. Today the estate continues to produce fine wines from both their own vineyards and grapes purchased from a network of growers in the region.
The wine maker, Bruno Larmonica, is as much a product of the Burgundian terroir as the superior fruit with which he works. Bruno was born in the beautiful Nuits-Saint-Georges, a small and harmonious capital of the vineyard that used to belong to the Langres archdiocese.
As a child, Bruno particularly loved the surrounding hills of the village that offered the greatest view of the juicy plants. Soon he started to dedicate his summers to the culture of vines and his falls to the harvest season.
At the age of 16, Bruno realized that his hometown of Nuits-Saint-Georges was his comfort zone and that would spend his whole life in this lovely village. He already knew at that time that every single thing he will undertake will be linked to Pinot Noir. He became apprentice vintner in the Chauvenet estate where vintage after vintage he learned how to get the best expression of the terrior. Bruno finally understood that the most suitable place for him was the cellar as we wanted to be away from the world’s hustle and bustle staying with his barrels making wine. Her perfected the wine making techniques using the right balance of oak casks made with oak trees from the Cîteaux forest but also selecting various sourcing from other French regions.
Infatuated with his hometown, he know by heart every parcel of this legendary vineyard that saw him becoming the incredible winemaker.