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.
This small 0.3 ha plot produces only 9 barrels a year. Aged in 25% French mountain oak, the finer grain enhances the soft tannins. and a little German oak for seasoning. Wow – what a cracking wine!
Lush, open and sensuous at first approach, this is a sturdy, broad shouldered Pinot that exudes class and appeal. The tannins are ripe and fulsome, the fruit lush, sweet-edged and textured with a lovely atypical ‘meaty’ finish atop the cherry and roasted plum fruit. Nice lick of pepper compliments the long even finish. Superb!
Enjoy with moussaka with a garden salad.