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 vineyards to the west of the village of Chorey, this wine is aged in older barrels. Aged in 20% new French oak. Sweet cherry fruits and ripe succulent tannins. As Alban says, “What is the point in waiting!”. This wine encapsulates all that is great at village level in Burgundy – offering ripe forward yet elegant perfumed black fruits, a touch of ‘opulence’ in the mid palate that sweetens and draws through the mouth like a vinous thread, yet behind the sweetness there is structure a plenty, with a wellbalanced and slightly ‘meaty’ finish.
We love to drink this with braised neck of lamb with toasted barley.