Maison Harbour 2018 Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru La (750ml)
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).
These wines are for the long time fans of classic Burgundy. They offer purity, precision, elegance and truth of place. The Harbours have acquired grape contract opportunities from very special vineyard sites. Their wines tend towards delicate, elegant and pure but also have an inherent power.
Produced in small numbers even by Burgundian standards the wines are sure to get harder to acquire.
Strawberries, cherries, white pepper. Medium weight with silky tannins and blood orange-like acidity.
Pinot Noir from a small 0.17 ha (0.42 ac) parcel, moderate slope, facing east, sand and clay soils. Mostly destemmed, with a maximum of 20% whole-clusters; ambient yeast fermentation in oak tanks; no or limited foot or hand punch-downs (1 or 2 max.); pressed in small vertical press; one to two week 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.