Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, France 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : FRANCE
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Gerard Harmand and his son, Philippe, now lead this family-run estate that was established in the late nineteenth century. The domaine encompasses 9 hectares of vineyards, all planted to Pinot Noir and situated exclusively within the boundaries of the village of Gevrey Chambertin. The viticulture is traditional to its core: the soil is turned by tractor and by hand, herbicides are not used, all in the cause of permitting the roots to reach deeply in their search for “terroir”; no chemical fertilizers are applied nor are insecticides used; debudding is practiced to eliminate undesirable growth, a “vendange verte” is done when necessary and the harvest is, of course, manual.
A classic Gevrey sourced from multiple small parcels (covering more than four hectares) throughout the village which enables the wine to capture the true nature of this grand appellation; the youngest vines for this cuvée are 25 years of age with the oldest being 80 years old. Rich, yet graceful, this Gevrey shows the wild berry fruit and charming rusticity that are the hallmarks of true Gevrey Chambertin; it has an assertive entry and sappy depth of fruit, but the minerality here is notable and precise nonetheless. 20% new oak. Depending on harvest levels, there are 100 to 200 cases available annually for the US market.