Maison Harbour Gevrey Chambertin La Justice (750ml)
DuckMushroom dishesRoast meats
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In 2012 Nicholas and Colleen Harbour are North Americans who decided to quit their jobs, move to France and follow their passion for wine by starting a winery in Savigny-lès-Beaune, a village in the heart of the Côte-d’Or, Burgundy. On arrival in Burgundy they attended the wine school in Beaune. Before graduating the couple had already established their winery, a small négociant vinificateur, which they called, Maison Harbour. Maison Harbour produces a selection of Grand Cru, 1er Cru and Village Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from across Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits (Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée) and Côte de Beaune (Corton, Pommard, Savigny-les-Beaune, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay).
The wine opens up in the glass to reveal red fruit, cherry and raspberry, earthy forest floor, mushrooms, oak and woody herbs. The palate is balanced with medium acidity and medium tannins and flavours that recall the nose, red fruit and a fall walk through a forest. Savour this with duck, lean red meats and fine cheeses.
Pinot Noir from one of the best lieux-dits on Gevrey’s large alluvial fan. The grapes are sourced from a 0.27 ha plot planted in 1956. The soil is fine-grained sandy sediment with plenty of rounded gravels. Maison Harbour employs a lutte raisonnée approach to viticulture. After hand harvesting the grapes are usually destemmed, with a maximum of 20% whole-clusters included; ambient yeast fermentation in oak tanks; none or limited foot or hand punch-downs (1 or 2 max.). Pressing in a small vertical press; one to two weeks settling in tank; aged 12 months in 228L barrels, new only when it is necessary to replace a barrel; racked into stainless tanks for a further 4 to 6 months ageing; no fining, rare filtration; bottled with DIAM closures.