Bourgogne Pinot Noir "Le Chapitre" 2017, Domaine Machard de Gramont

This is one of only three Bourgogne Pinot Noirs that can attach the vineyard name to its label. It has now been given the go ahead to be re-classified to the appellation of Marsannay from the 2020 vintage. A bit of a shame but we still have 3 more years to fill our boots with this outstanding value for money wine! for moneyis expected to be re-classified soon to the appellation of Marsannay. Produced from 57 year old vines, this is terrific value for money.
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Côte de Beaune
Elegant, refined and supple
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Drink 2019+
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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

Pure, cherry filled with soft succulent tannins, a hint of toasted oak and spice. Beautifully crafted with a long length of black fruits.

Food Matches

Lovely with gamey birds - how about wood pigeon?

Press Comments

Robert Pfrker, Wine Advocate, 2019: 93/1000 points.

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