Domaine Heitz Lochardet

Armand Heitz began making wine in 2013 after taking over the family domaine. Up until then his family had been contracting out its vineyards and Armand had to wait for the contracts to expire, which they have done one by one over the past three years. Armand is an intelligent and clearly talented young man and has achieved instant success with his wines. He seems equally adept with both red and white wines, maintaining his gentle touch across both colours. His Pommards are most elegant and refined for the appellation, a sensation that comes partly from his keen use of whole bunches. New oak is kept at around 25% and extraction is subtle and understated, with just 3 or 4 pigeages (done by foot) at the beginning followed by pumping over. The whites are made in a reductive style with a delicious struck-match quality and a seamless line of energy throughout.

Winemaker: Armand heitz

Hectares: 6 hectares

Wines

Displaying 1-17 of 17 results.
  • Wine

    The Maltroye vineyard sits just outside the garden of the domaine. Floral and pear notes on the nose. The attack offers a delicious saline quality, leading to long and persistent rounded flavours. Very long. Drink from 2019. This vineyard lies just behind the domaine in the heart of the village and it’s wine really complements Armand’s restrained style. Naturally spicy with a certain amount of innate richness, this Maltroie is soothed by a finesse and understated approach that runs right through the wine. It builds and finishes very well. Compact and plenty to come.

  • Wine

    This was very badly affected by frost, the vineyard lying just behind the house and cuverie in the heart of the village. What a shame. This is certainly very concentated with some wild spice and hints of flower and plenty of weight. A touch of attractive struck match reduction, too adds another layer. Lovely

  • Wine

    Tiny volumes of this, even less than usual. Classically elegant style, with minimal oak character and a subtle, harmonised texture of control and energy.

  • Wine

    En La Barre sits next to Clos de la Barre on the north side of the village. This is a really nice village wine, showing plenty of fat on the attack but then balanced by a refreshing acidity on the back palate. Some nice dry extract and good energy throughout. Very promising.

  • Wine

    Barre lies on the northern side of the village and this is classic Heitz in style. It has a certain richeness that mingles with a citrussy, lively note and shows excellent length.

  • This is a small lieu-dit that lies just below the 1er Cru Charmes on the Puligny side of Meursault. Full of fruit but not remotely heavy, this shows very cultured touches and excellent depth of flavour. Drink from 2018.

  • Wine

    This is an excellent plot, lying just below Charmes on the Puligny side of Meursault. It was new in 2015 and this is a lovely follow on. It is tighter and more compact than the Barre with a well framed structure and sense of prupose. Very promising.

  • Wine

    This is an excellent plot, lying just below Charmes on the Puligny side of Meursault. It was new in 2015 and this is a lovely follow on. It is tighter and more compact than the Barre with a well framed structure and sense of prupose. Very promising.

  • Wine

    This is a monopole vineyard that sits right in the heart of Pommard to the south of the village. It is a genuine clos with Poutures totalling 2/3rds of a hectare. Strongly aromatic with flowers and fresh herbs, it shows very dainty tannins and a really pretty fruit character. Lightish in colour, (stems do take colour from wine) it is a very feminine and very delightful Pommard. Drink from 2018.

  • Wine

    This is a monopole vineyard that sits right in the heart of Pommard to the south of the village. It is a genuine clos with Poutures totalling 2/3rds of a hectare. Strongly aromatic with flowers and fresh herbs, it shows very dainty tannins and a really pretty fruit character. Lightish in colour, (stems do take colour from wine) it is a very feminine and very delightful Pommard. Drink from 2018.

  • Wine

    100% stems here on this monopole which really works, giving the wine lift, drive and gorgeously fresh, transparent red fruit flavours. Delicious, and particularly so for a young Pommard.

  • Wine

    This is richer than the Monopole with a more overt fruit attack and slightly darker fruit flavours. However, the same elegance runs through the central palate - in fact for a Pommard it’s incredibly elegant. Lovely tannins, too. Drink from 2020.

  • Wine

    This is a little more backward but still has lovely fragrance as Pézerolles should. Very savoury and fresh with good precision and bite.

  • Wine

    This is a little more substantial as you might expect, although the tannins are again very fine. The fruit is a little darker with more spice and earth. No harshness and beautifully put together. Drink from 2019.

  • Wine

    Fresh and elegant wine. There is a great energy to this with bright, fresh, mineral red berry fruit flavours. Good intensity and mouth feel, and very fine tannins. Drink from 2020.

  • Wine

    This is very serious and altogether more pwerful. It has a really lovely texture and despite the power great finesse. It is glossy and polished with fine earthy fruit flavours, great energy and freshness and a lively, savoury finish. Top job.

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