Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques, 2015

Gérard Harmand, and his son Philippe, run this 9 hectares domaine which has been in the family since the end of the 19th century. They are always in the pursuit of elegance and finesse and are constantly seeking to improve their methods, whilst maintaining principles of sustainability.

Grape

100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Surface in production: 0,69 ha

Soil : ARGILO-CALCAIRE

Density of plantation: 11000 vines / ha

Age of vines: 40<90 years

Green harvest : in July.

Harvest: By hand, manual sorting in the vineyard and cellar

Vinification : 21 days ,traditional with thermoregulation

Maturation : 16 months in french oak with 50% of new oak.

Tasting Note

This 1er Cru reveals aromas of red fruits with a full, round and well-structured palate.

Keep from 8 to 15 years

Allen Meadows’ Burghound Tasting Note

A discreet application of wood sets off the cool essence of black raspberry, humus, forest floor and game nuances. There is first-rate punch to the even more intensely mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent underlying material along with a very firm and presently prominent tannic spine that makes its presence felt on the hugely long finish. This is terrific provided you have the patience to allow it the considerable time it will require to soften. 92 Points, Jan 2018

Wine Spectator Tasting Note

The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques, which derives from no fewer than six parcels within this highly morcelated vineyard, reveals aromas of creamy red and black fruit, pencil shavings, wood smoke and a framing of spicy new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and cool, with firm tannins asserting themselves on the finish and lending this a somewhat rustic character. This should develop well in the cellar, but my preference is for the Perrière and Champeaux this year. 91 Points, William Kelley, April 2018

Food Pairing

Great with venison, beef and mature cheeses