On my May + June 2018 trip to Burgundy I had the chance to visit Armand Heitz at Domaine Heitz-Lochardet to taste the 2017s from cask.
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.
Please note that some 2017s are now in bottle (bottled late August) … just for the record and to avoid confusion.
With no further ado – lets taste some red 2017s – notes for the whites will follow shortly.
The red 2017s from Domaine Heitz-Lochardet – tasted from cask
Armand Heitz has made some lovely wines in 2017 – relatively good quantities in addition. The reds are pretty and forward – wines for drinking and hedonistic enjoyment.
The reds are made with a quite short elevage – and to be honest I think think could be a good choise in the 2017 vintage, as the wines were pretty early trough malolactic fermentation in many cellars.
The wines were tasted from cask on June 7th 2018 … .
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Connivence 2017
This is a new wine made with Alex Foillard from Beaujolais – who makes wines from Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly. The idea is to make a wine each year as a joint venture with a good friend. This year it’s with Alex Foillard – a blend of 50% Gamay and 50% Pinot Noir. A fresh and vivid wine – rather forward. A charming wine with another view..
(Drink from 2026) – Good – (85 – 86p) – Tasted 07/06/2018.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Francemonts 2017
A new wine in the lineup – a red Chassagne from the southern end of the appellation. I have a passion for red Chassagne – and this wine is showing fine promise. The nose is expressive and forward – hint of citrus and a nice mineral note. On the palate medium weight – with a nice energetic note.
(Drink from 2026) – Very Good – (88 – 90p) – Tasted from cask 07/06/2018.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Pommard Monopole Clos des Poutures 2017
The Clos de Poutures is showing the charming side of the vintage – the fruit driven and forward side. Slightly reductive .. yet very delicate, open and forward. Perhaps not with the length and depth of the 2015 – but then it has a loverly forward personality … lovely!
(Drink from 2026) – Fine – (90 – 92p) – Tasted from cask 07/06/2018.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Pommard Pézerolles 2017
The Pommard Pèzerolles is a tad darker and slightly deeper and more “Pommard”. The nose offer variations of red and darker cherries – note of cinnamon – nice forward mineral impact. Somehow more forward than the 2016 .. showing very well.
(Drink from 2026) – Fine+ – (92 – 93p) – Tasted from cask 07/06/2018.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Pommard Rugiens 2017
The Pommard Rugiens is a lovely wine. It’s very forward with a fine intensity and lenght. Is rather seriors yet also rather forward delivering the goods. The midpalate fruit is delicate and expressive – still a slight vegetal note from the stems. A lovely and rather hedonistic Rugiens.
(Drink from 2027) – Fine+ – (92 – 93p) – Tasted from cask 07/06/2018.
Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Volnay Taillepeids 2017
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Tasting Notes for this producer
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