2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres (750ml)

2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres (750ml)

Regular price $149.95 Sale

93 points Allen Meadows Burghound

A broad-ranging nose flashes an abundance of citrus nuances as well as ample floral wisps on the green apple and mineral-reduction inflected aromas. The mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is at once racy yet seductive with excellent minerality suffusing the dry, classy and impeccably well-balanced finale. This is lovely and a classic example of the vineyard. (from a .70 ha holding)

The young Armand Heitz directs this small but growing domaine whose range of reds will continue to expand over the next few years, in fact the Morgeot is the latest addition. With respect to the 2017 vintage, Heitz noted that "after avoiding another potential frost-related disaster we enjoyed a pretty easy and warm growing season. The harvest arrived early as we began picking the Chevalier-Montrachet on the 27th of August and then attacked the rest of the range. Yields were quite good for the pinot but not so much for the chardonnay as there was quite a bit of shatter during the flowering. As to the wines, I like the reds and I really like the whites and both should age well." I have to agree with Heitz as he has fashioned some lovely whites that should amply reward mid-term cellaring. He noted that they were bottled in September 2018 after having been lightly fined and filtered. (6/2019)