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Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini

About the Producer

Region: Gevrey-Chambertin

A rising star, Florence Heresztyn-Mazzini took over her family’s vineyards in 2012. The estate covers 5.5 hectares across the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis, and Chambolle-Musigny, vineyards which are unique in having very old vines. She is one of twenty Burgundy growers who are following an approach known as phytotherapy – meaning that vines are strengthened with natural plant remedies – which she combines with biodynamic methods. The aim is to minimise the number of vineyard treatments. As she explains, her role is to protect ‘the life of the terroir’ and ‘to feel, to understand, to better decide’. Low intervention winemaking, assiduous use of whole-bunches and minimal use of sulphur produces deliciously pure and velvety wines. Bottling is without fining or filtration according to the lunar calendar. Apart from the Bourgogne Rouge, the wines are officially organic since 2019. Super attractive, they have great ageing potential and are receiving rave reviews. Harvest took place from 27th August in 2020. Yields were 50% of a normal year due to tiny berries, so some wines will need to be allocated.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Bourgogne Rouge
£105 per 6 bottle case in bond

Produced from a single plot in Gevrey-Chambertin (Champ Franc), this is wonderfully pure with cool blueberry and cassis aromas. An elegant palate of dark strawberry and juicy plum fruits, and a hint of spice, is supported by refreshing mineral tannins. This could not be more delicious. Drink from 2022.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Jouises
£245 per 6 bottle case in bond

From old vines planted in the 1950s, located to the south of the village, this wine has an expressive bouquet with dark strawberry and elegant spice notes. It shows lovely concentration on the palate with black cherry and deep plums fruits. Mineral and fresh on the finish with fine definition, this is very appealing now but will be even better in a few years. Drink from 2024.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Songes

£260 per 6 bottle case in bond

Les Songes comes from En Songe and Les Gueulepines to the north of the village with 90 to 100-years-old vines. Elegant and aromatic, the nose is full of raspberry and wild berry fruits. Showing more lift than 2019, perfumed violet and forest fruits are supported by fine tannins and an elegant mineral note with a delicate spicy character on the finish. Delicious now but deserves time in bottle. Drink
from 2025.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Perrière
£395 per 6 bottle case in bond

Opposite Mazis-Chambertin, this terroir offers fantastic complexity and depth. Once a quarry, the soil is covered in small stones imparting a very aromatic, dynamic character and ‘always a good line’ says Florence. On the nose, the 2020 offers scents of cassis, rose petals and wild strawberries. Bright red and dark cherry fruits on the palate are framed by fine, silky tannins. Drink from 2025.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Goulots
£395 per 6 bottle case in bond

Located at the top of hill, the name originates from the Latin ‘gula’ for gullet, a reference to the source of a stream or the narrow prolongation of a combe.
Elegant and beautifully aromatic, this has a fragrant bouquet of rose petals and plums. Succulent, cool blueberry fruits flavours are balanced by fine, mineral tannins. There is an almost an ethereal quality to this wine. Drink from 2025.

2020 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes 

£395 per 6 bottle case in bond

A wine that blends structure with elegance and has superb length, old vines planted in 1958 produce tiny berries. Containing 100% whole-bunches, this has a highly complex bouquet of black fruits mingled with lighter cassis and strawberry scents. Powerful and elegant on the palate, with a refreshing mineral backbone, this wine has huge ageing potential. Drink from 2027.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champonnets
£410 per 6 bottle case in bond

Les Champonnets is near the village halfway up the slope on chalky soils. The berries are naturally prone to millerandage giving the wine an added intensity, which also explains why Florence chose to use 100% whole-bunches. An extremely attractive wine with an exotic floral bouquet, sweet cassis and strawberry fruits on the palate are countered by an underlying minerality. Showing lovely length, there is excellent ageing potential here. Drink from 2027.

2020 Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru
£1095 per 6 bottle case in bond

A magnificent expression of power and finesse, this very complex wine has a perfumed bouquet of redcurrants and forest fruits. Crystalline strawberry and raspberry fruits on the palate are supported by very elegant and mineral tannins. Darker plum fruits come to the fore as the wine evolves. Multi-layered with incredible length, it will offer enormous drinking pleasure with ageing. Drink from 2030.

Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form

Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.







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