Nicolas et Marlène CHEVALIER
Rhône Valley- Crozes Hermitage
Once part of the cave co-operative at Tain-Hermitage, the family vineyards of Cave Chevalier are gradually being reclaimed by the brother and sister team of Nicolas and Marlène Chevalier. Following his formal agricultural studies in France, Nicolas spent four years honing his winemaking skills on estates in Australia, California and South Africa. He is a firm believer that the quality of any wine is determined largely by its terroir. His own estate’s excellent sun exposure allows for a dependably high quality in the harvest and its
northern location provides the grapes with great aromatic potential. The 3.5 acres of vines are farmed sustainably, hand harvested, vinified and bottled according to parcels of distinctly different terroirs of clay and limestone near Chanos-Curson in the heart of the appellation. He produces both Crozes Rouge (100% Syrah) and Crozes Blanc (100% Marsanne) from four distinct sites: Les Pends, la Motte, les Voleyses and Marius.