On my October 2017 trip to Burgundy I had the chance to visit Armand Heitz at Domaine Heitz-Lochardet to taste the 2016s from bottle.
For further info about the estate see the article from the tasting of the tasting of the 2015s from Heitz-Lochardet
Furthermore here is an older article with a bit more background – check the producer insight.
Armand is charging forward getting more and more of the vineyards back to the family estate. This is often a long proces, if the vineyards are rented out via long metayage contracts. Great to see that Heitz-Lochardet will be producing more wines in the years to come – these are lovely wines, that provides delicious drinking.
Armand Heitz has made some lovely wines in 2016 – despite being hit by the April 2016 frost en several appellations.
With no further ado – lets taste some 2016s.
The red 2016s from Domaine Heitz-Lochardet – tasted from bottle
The 2016s are more firmly structured, and less generous than the lavish 2015s … which certainly is fine for the whites, but more a question of personal preference for the reds.
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Tasting Notes for this producer
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- Faiveley summer wines: a delightful La Framboisière June 19, 2020
- Faiveley summer wines: the fresh Montagny June 13, 2020
- Faiveley summer wines: the generous white Mercurey June 10, 2020
- Faiveley summer wines: the vivid Ladoix June 8, 2020
- Domaine Faiveley, Chambertin Clos de Bèze Les Ouvrées Rodin 2013 December 7, 2017
- Domaine Faiveley, Latricieres-Chambertin 2014 February 11, 2017
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