2020 Armand Heitz Bourgogne Blanc
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2028|
The history of Domaine Heitz-Lochardet dates back to 1857. Over the years, Georges Lochardet's family, who was a wine merchant, acquired important vineyards totaling 20 hectares, and when he died, he left 50% of it to his son Armand. Armand had 3 children and in 1983 his daughter Brigitte married Christian Heitz, and Domaine Heitz-Lochardet was founded a few years later. All wines were sold for years to Maison Drouhin who also took care of the vineyards and since 2013 Armand has been making his own wines and this house already belongs to the premier league of Burgundy.
When Armand Heitz, the next generation, completed his oenology studies in 2011, he started to recover his mother's vineyards and convert them into fully biodynamically grown grapes. A young man with more knowledge than his years, he completed his first vintage in 2013, guided by consulting oenologist Ludovic Pierrot who spent eight years at the legendary Domaine Leflaive, together with Anne-Claude Leflaive, the matriarch of Biodynamics in the Cote d 'Or. Ludovic actively assisted Armand in his plan to bring his 5 ha of vineyards into production in three phases. He made five wines in 2013, a total of eight wines in 2014 and will bottle the last two vineyards in 2015. The villages that Heitz-Lochardet produces are Chassagne-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, Meursault, Pommard and Volnay. In addition, there is a small amount of Bourgogne Rouge en Blanc.
The wines are aromatic, extremely balanced and express their terroir - classic nods to the old-fashioned Burgundian winemaking practices. All of Armand's wines are whole cluster fermentations, as he firmly believes that the essence of a wine is derived from the totality of the vine. Every part of the vine, from roots to leaves to stems, skins and pulp, plays an important role in a living wine.
The Chardonnay plots of the estate are located next to the most prestigious vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, in the villages of Saint-Aubin, Meursault and Pommard. This fresh, mineral Burgundy Chardonnay has light citrus flavours, with a fat sensation that softens the texture and melts the wine in the mouth. Full and powerful bit of toast, with good acidity, hint of citrus, butter and some yeast note. a very nice burgundy with excellent price/quality.
FACT: From vintage 2019 the wines will be named Armand Heitz and no longer Domaine Heitz-Lochardet.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|
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