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Beaune 1er Cru 'Aux Coucherias' 2018, Domaine Machard de Gramont

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A short 5km drive from Nuits-St-Georges, this unassuming hamlet of Prémeaux-Prissey, is the home of the characterful Alban Machard de Gramont. It has been our source of ‘Burgundy at sensible prices’ for many years. “Value for money” is not something that is often associated with the wines of the Côte d’Or; however, we have dealt with this family domaine for many years as it offers such great wines at sensible prices. As Alban often says, “I want people to be able to afford to drink my wines” How refreshing! The family owns small parcels in several different appellations and manages to seduce the individual characteristics from each one. They use a blend of American and French oak, developing ... Read More
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Nuits
Sub Sub Region:
Beaune
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2020+
Closure Type:
Cork
£25.99
 

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Matches

Prime rib steak with creamy mushrooms!

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