Armand HEITZ

Burgundy, France

The Heitz family has owned vineyards in Burgundy since 1857, but traditionally sold off their fruit to négociant Joseph Drouhin. Millennial Armand Heitz, upon graduating with a degree in oenology in 2011, was given the keys to the vineyards and began producing wines with the 2012 vintage. The Domaine is presently composed of 4 hectares, spread over 5 appellations in the Côte-de-Beaune. The vineyards have long been farmed organically, and now, with the guidance of Ludovic Pierrot (of Domaine Leflaive) , the viticulture has been brought into full compliance with biodynamic standards.
Yields are naturally restrained to low levels and grapes are manually picked at optimal phenolic ripeness. All wines, red and white, are fermented in wood with intact whole clusters. The wine is then racked into barrels for aging of 11 months, with lees stirring (batonnage) for whites as appropriate to the vintage.
APPELLATIONS: Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard, Volnay

APPELLATIONS: Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard, Volnay WINEMAKER Armand Heitz FOUNDED 1857 VINEYARD AREA 4 hectares FARMING Biodynamic (certified) WEBSITE