Taking the reins from his father, Gérard, Philippe Harmand seeks to continue the good work of emphasising fruit, finesse and faithful expression of individual vineyard sites’ personalities. Since Gevrey confers upon its wines a natural intensity and power, he does not seek to accentuate these characteristics further; instead looking for balance and succulence.
Produced from very old vines (between 60 and 80 years of age); this parcel sits beneath and to the side of Clos Prieur.
The grapes are destemmed and there is a cold maceration in temperature-controlled conditions. The wine is then racked into barrel where the malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is then aged for approximately 16 months on the fine lees in small oak barrels before being bottled without filtration.
The nose is earthy, so very typical of Burgundian Pinot Noir. It's on the palate, however that the wine's class really shows. Superb richness, freshness and juiciness of fruit. Soft-textured, with great persistence of flavour. Benefits from decanting.