We are very excited to share with you this week the wines of Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, a winery experiencing a major resurgence in the village of Chassagne, with talented young winemaker Armand Heitz at the helm.
The domaine can trace its roots in Burgundy back to 1857. Over the years, the family accumulated holdings in some of the most iconic vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Many were sold off during the phylloxera epidemic, but the best vineyards were kept in the family.
For the past thirty years or so, the family has had longterm contracts to sell their grapes to Maison Joseph Drouhin. When Armand finished viticulture school in 2011, and made his first vintage in 2013, many noticed the promise and potential of the estate. As these long-term contracts continue to come an end, the domaine is reclaiming some of the greatest vineyards in Burgundy, names like Chevalier-Montrachet, Meursault-Perrières, and Volnay Taillepieds.
Armand’s wines are taut, mineral and clean, with great purity and clarity of terroir. This Monday, look out for the Meursault ‘Les Gruyaches’, a profound expression of Meursault which comes from a beautiful vineyard that is really an extension of ‘Les Charmes Dessus.’
We look forward to watching for things to come from the domaine in the years to come, and to sharing the wines of Heitz-Lochardet with you this week at Bar Boulud!