Burghound om Maison Harbour: “Impressive for such young winemakers…”

Vi er umådeligt stolte over samarbejdet med Nicholas og Colleen Harbour fra Savigny-les-Beaune i Bourgogne. Lige fra starten har vi vidst, at de havde gang i noget stort i Bourgogne, der med en smule tålmodighed nok skulle blive belønnet.
Så fine, stilsikre vine af ekstraordinært høj kvalitet, og et mod til at holde fast i stilen – på trods af en ungdommelig tendens i Bourgogne der går i en anden retning. Et mod der belønnes med stor efterspørgsel og anerkendelse på mange store restauranter verden over.

MAISON HARBOUR > LÆS MERE OG SE UDVALGET

Burghound.com – én af de førende autoriteter og videnscentre indenfor Bourgogne, er ligeledes begejstrede for Maison Harbour og deres tilgang til vinproduktionen.

Læs herunder deres ord fra seneste udgivelse af Burghound:

Burghound. Issue 70. 2018

A young Canadian/American couple, Colleen and Nicholas Harbour, started a small négociant operation from their digs in Savigny. Their first vintage was in 2013 and they only buy fruit for their reds and it depends on sources and quality for their whites (which will be reviewed in Issue 71). It is sorted by hand and then completely destemmed except for the Corton which is vinified with a bit of whole clusters. Nicholas is quick to point out though that the destemming is done very gently as the idea is not to crush the berries so as to have more of a whole berry effect during the early phase of the vinification. There is no thermoregulation and the ferments are done entirely with natural yeasts while employing as little sulfur as can be justified given the cleanliness of the crop. The extraction regime is deliberately on the lighter side and when the fermentation is dry, the solids are pressed by hand where the new wine is given a 3 to 4 day lees settling.

The wines are then transferred to traditional oak barrels of which almost none of it is new. The élevage period is typically divided between 12 months in cask with another 3 to 6 in tank. The wines are fined and filtered only if absolutely necessary and then bottled by a professional service using the Diam 30 brand composite cork.

The style is neither particularly modern nor traditional and while there is an emphasis on pure fruit, I would not describe the wines so much as fruit-driven but rather transparent. And in contrast to the trendy style among certain young vignerons in Burgundy today who also make relatively fruit-forward wines (which some in Burgundy derisively refer to as “fast wine”), here there is depth and structure to go with it as these wines should repay mid-term cellaring. Overall, I have been able to taste several vintages of the Harbour wines and the results are impressive for such young winemakers and this is an address to watch carefully over the next few years. The Harbour’s noted that their 2016s were bottled in December 2017.

Læs mere om Maison Harbour og se vores udvalg her

2015-årgangen fra Maison Harbour er på vej hjem og forventes at lande primo maj 2018. Vores allokation af 2016-årgangen er fastlagt, og vinene i denne ligeledes store årgang forventes at lande til september.

Allokationer fra årgang 2015

Mængderne fra Maison Harbour er forsvindene små, og efterspørgslen kraftigt stigende på verdensplan. Derfor vil fordelingen fra årgang 2015 blive styret, først efter tildelte allokationer, og derefter pr. ordre ad hoc. Kontakt os for muligheden for allokationer på de to årgange 2015 og 2016 fra Maison Harbour på m@vinomani.dk