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Beaune 'Les Epenottes 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:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
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
£27.99
 

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

This finely situated plot of only 0.3ha touches the Pommard 1er Cru Epenots at the southern limit of the appellation. Fermented and aged in a mixture of both French, American and Hungarian oak of which 25% is new. This wine is always good, but in 2018 the energetic Alban has surpassed himself. This Pinot shows a rich, brooding style, with a core of hedonistic, sweet-edged and forward black fruits, seductive texture and a nose that not only seduces but wraps you in a thickening weight of power, sweet oak, weight, boiled cherry, plum and mulling spice.

Food Matches

A match made in heaven for lamb served with sweet potato puree.

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