2019 Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Posted by Ian McFadden

Les Perrières produces some of the most jaw-dropping expressions of Chardonnay anywhere.

Meursault doesn’t have any Grand Crus, but there’s no doubt that Perrières can rival Grand Crus from other villages. For Chardonnay, this is a very special place. The wines are deeply complex with a riveting tension, intensity, and refined elegance.

photo of bottle of Heitz-Lochardet Meursault Perrieres

Heitz-Lochardet's style dovetails beautifully with Perrières' signature. Their Perrières is incredibly focused with a driving, laser-like minerality, and gorgeous finesse.

Over the past five vintages, Heitz-Lochardet’s bottling has been among the more dazzling example of the site. You can expect their 2019 Perrières to show a marriage of power and clarity. The lavish power of the vintage melds beautifully into Perrières' pointed minerality, forming a regal elegance. 

It's been fun to watch Heitz-Lochardet start to really take off. Calling Heitz-Lochardet a new domaine is misleading. Heitz-Lochardet dates back to 1857. In more recent times, the family had contracts with Joseph Drouhin. In 2011, a young Armand Heitz returned to the family’s domaine, and they started producing their own wines. As the contracts expired, they took back some very formidable sites, like Chevalier-Montrachet and Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières.

It's very clear that Heitz is one of Burgundy's great young talents. Nearly everyone I give a bottle of a Heitz-Lochardet to comes back to buy more. Along with the Chevalier-Montrachet, the Perrières represents the apex of Heitz-Lochardet's lineup and should not be missed. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits