Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini Bourgogne Pinot Noir, 2018 France

Superlative: 89/100

New beginnings

The Heresztyn-Mazzini project marks the beginning of a new adventure for Florence and Simon.

After ten years spent working on the family vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, the couple decided to start their own venture.

The estate covers 5.5 hectares spread across the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis, and Chambolle-Musigny.

Every action they take is deliberate and thoroughly researched, from the vine to the cellar. An overarching respect for the region's soils and natural environment guides all their choices. They have adopted organic practices across all of their vineyard sites.

The wine is bottled on the estate, taking the lunar calendar into account to avoid rushing the wines and to guarantee continued high quality.

A new class

The Pinot Noir is all class. It prioritises savoury characters over fruitiness. But it comes through on the finish with lovely, sweet red cherry and plum skins.

Serenity rounds off this fantastic four. What a treat it is!

Final verdict

Climate: Continental

Soil: Limestone hard

Flavours: Fruity

Structure: Classic

Style: Vibrant

Closure: Cork

Approach: Sustainable, Biodynamic