"This is lovely and a classic example"
- 2017 Heitz-Lochardet Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres

Posted by Ian McFadden

It's been fun to watch Heitz-Lochardet start to really take off.

It seems like everyone I give a bottle to comes back wanting a half-dozen more.

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

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

Heitz-Lochardet’s bottling is a dazzling example of Perrières. The 2017 is elegant and refined, with notes of citrus, crisp green apple, and finely etched minerality. It stands out for its beautiful clarity and exacting precision.

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.

Heitz has proven to be one of the greatest new winemaking talents in Burgundy. It has been thrilling to taste his lineup of wines and I’m excited to watch them evolve. I expect great things to happen with age, especially for the Les Perrières.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits