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.
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Surface in prodution: 0,42 ha – Soil : ARGILO-CALCAIRE – Density of plantation: 11000 vines / ha – Age of vines : 40<85 years – Green harvest : in July.
Harvest : By hand, manual sorting in the vineyard and cellar
Vinification : 21 days , traditional with thermoregulation
Maturation: 12 months in french oak with 50% of new oak.
Bright and deep colour, nose of cassis, cherry, wallflower, liquorice … Dense and silky palate and fine tannins.
Clos Prieur is elegance itself.
Keep from 5 to 10 years. Vegan.
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur is also showing well, wafting from the glass with scents of smoky cassis, forest floor and rich soil tones. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with succulent acids and a richer, more muscular profile than the En Jouise. As I’ve written before, the climat of Clos Prieur is classified in both premier cru and at villages level, and Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy own vines in both, fermenting them together—so this cuvée contains about 30% premier cru fruit. 90 Points, William Kelley, Feb 2020
Allen Meadows’ Burghound
A pretty and moderately high-toned nose features notes of wood toast, red cherry, pomegranate and a raspberry where pungent notes of earth and humus remind you that this is Gevrey. The sleek, supple and delicious flavors also retain a lovely sense of delineation that carries over to the attractively mineral-suffused, moderately rustic and slightly firmer finish. 88 Points, January 2020
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)