Domaine Machard de Gramont
This 20 hectare family estate is managed by Arnaud Machard de Gramont and his two sons Alban and Alexis. The cellars are located in Prissey, a neighbouring hamlet of Nuits-St-Georges. These cellars were built in the XIXth century. Their superb vaults give a "cathedral" effect to the winery. The 20 hectares of vineyards cover an impressive range of appellations spanning 50 kilometres, from Chenôve (south of Dijon) to Puligny-Montrachet (South of Beaune).
This domaine is a great source of Burgundy at sensible prices. “Value for money” is not something that is often associated with the wines of the Core d’Or, however, we have dealt with this family domaine for many years for our commercial Burgundy needs – it offers more individuality than most negociants and consistently performs well.
The family owns small parcels in several different appellations and manages to seduce the individual characteristics from each one. This estate now uses a blend of American and French oak, developing a unique style in the appellation of Nuits-St-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin and Pommard.
Produced from 63 year old vines, fermented and aged in 50% new Burgundian oak, which gives added structure to the wine. Only 8 barrels of this wine were produced. The bouquet is immediately appealing, quite lush, but then broadens to show cassis, cherry and spice elements. There is an underlying hint of menthol from the limestone soils (very atypical) which in no way detracts, but adds texture and a seasoning balance to the overt sweetness and ‘jammy’ ripeness of the wine. A long, complex and broadening finish.
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