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2017 Heitz-Lochardet Meursault "Les Gruyaches"

Posted by Ian McFadden

With each vintage, Heitz-Lochardet seems to go from strength to strength. The 2017s are jaw-dropping.

I tasted Heitz-Lochardet for the first time a few years ago. They immediately left a deep impression on me. Over the past few years, I've come to the conclusion that they are among the most exciting new producers I've tasted.

These are intense, focused and painstakingly refined white Burgundies. There’s a striking complexity of minerality and racy brightness with layers of citrus and flowers. The combination of depth and poise is extraordinary.

We recently opened a bottle of their 2017 Meursault "Les Gruyaches" and it was stunning. It showed incredible precision and a level of depth and sophistication that far transcended its villages level.

The 2017 Meursault Gruyaches is a potent reminder of why I find the 2017 white Burgundy vintage so compelling. There's a rarely encountered purity and balance to the wines.

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.

There's no doubt that you'll be hearing more about Heitz-Louchardet in the years to come. For now, I'm very happy to offer this gorgeous example of how impressive the work coming out of this domaine is.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Heitz-Lochardet Meursault "Les Gruyaches"

Special Bottle Price: $69.95

Burghound "A fresh and airy nose is comprised by notes of citrus, hazelnut and acacia blossom along with soft spice hints. The vibrant and notably rich middle weight flavors exhibit fine mid-palate density on the clean, dry and focused finale that flashes a refreshing hint of bitter lemon."