Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, 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 : 0,80 ha

Soil : ARGILO-CALCAIRE

Density of plantation : 11000 vines / ha

Age of vines : 40<70 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 90% of new oak

Tasting Note

Powerful, complex aromas, very distinguished.

They evoke red fruit (raspberry, cherry …) and flowers (violet, rose, carnations …) pepper and liquorice. With age the wine delivers a nose of leather and sumptuous venison.

Keep for 10 20 years.

Wine Spectator Tasting Note

The 2015 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is superb, offering up a classic bouquet of wild berries, cherry, grilled game, subtle mint and a framing of smoky new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and concentrated, with true grand cru depth and dimension, its tannins fine-grained and its finish long and penetrating. This is a powerful Mazis-Chambertin that retains excellent energy and freshness despite its considerable volume, and which could compete with some of Gevrey’s finest. 95 Points, William Kelley, April 2018

Allen Meadows’ Burghound Tasting Note

Here the toasty and menthol-inflected nose is slightly more deeply pitched with attractively spiced aromas that include iron-infused warm earth notes as well as animale and underbrush hints. The succulent yet overtly powerful big-bodied flavors are blessed with ample dry extract that coats the palate on the very firm, concentrated and driving finish where a touch of warmth arises. There is real energy here and while the tannins are notably prominent at the moment, this is actually fairly refined for a young Mazis. 93 Points, January 2018

Food Pairing

A great partner of guinea fowl, chicken, duck, rack of lamb or a simple steak (no heavy sauces. Also good partner with cheeses (not pungent)