Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini

Our vineyard
in the Champagne region

Our wines


Premier Cru
les Goulots

Plot(s): Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin.
The name of the Les Goulots climat originates from the Latin “gula” for throat or gullet and may be used to describe sources of streams, funnel-shaped caves, or the narrow prolongation of a combe. This is the case for this plot.
Plot size: 3,800 m²
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Soil character: Thin layers of white marl, on superior limestone rocks.
Year(s) planted: 1981
Altitude: 340-380 m
Average annual production: 1,800 bottles

Working the vine: We place great importance on respecting nature and the environment, and use environmentally friendly pest control. All of the estate’s plots are ploughed. To improve the yield, once pruned our vines are de-budded and thinned early, by hand. We may choose a green harvest.
Harvest method: Harvested by hand and grapes are placed in small perforated boxes. This plot is always the last to be harvested. The harvest is sorted on a vibrating sorting table, and then by hand.
Winemaking process: We are as gentle as possible in order to retain the wine’s initial flavours. The fermentation process begins using the naturally present yeast, following a pre-fermentation cold maceration process. Frequent pigeage according to the character of the vintage. This wine is made using 50-55% whole bunches.
Maturation: In oak barrels (35% new wood) for 16-18 months.
Bottling: We bottle our wines ourselves on the estate, with no fining or filtration, and according to the lunar calendar, producing wonderfully clear wines with the best possible flavours.

Taste: This premier cru needs time to find its full expression. Notes of acacia are revealed early in the maturation process. Over the years, this becomes a highly charming wine, developing in finesse rather than strength.

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