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2018 Heitz-Lochardet Chassagne-Montrachet, La Maltroye, Burgundy, France (750ml)

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From the producer: Domaine Heitz-Lochardet started in 1857 with the Nie-Vantey family, owners of many vineyards from Santenay to Clos de Vougeot. Post-phylloxera, many of the vineyards were sold, but the best Cote de Beaune vineyards were kept in the family by Georges Lochardet. Two generations later, Brigitte Lochardet married Christian Heitz and her share of the family vineyards, 5ha, became Heitz-Lochardet, which Brigitte organically farmed. For the next 25 years, Brigitte rented the totally of her vines to Maison Joseph Drouhin. As Armand Heitz, the next generation, completed his oenology studies in 2011, he began recuperating his mother’s vineyards and converting them to full biodynamic practices. A young man with knowledge beyond his years, he completed his first vintage in 2013, guided by consulting oenologist Ludovic Pierrot who spent eight years at the legendary Domaine Leflaive, working alongside Anne-Claude Leflaive, the matriarch of Biodynamics in the Cote d’Or. The vineyard is located at an altitude of 240-255m on well-drained rocky and clayey soils with a classic south-east exposure. There are fat and compact clays with greyish stones on a harder, whitish Jurassic plate on top and softer below. The reds are very fresh and floral while the whites are harmonious and breezy with ripe drupes and a hint of honey and dried fruit.

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