Producer

Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini

Country

FRANCE

Region of production

Burgundy, Côte de Nuits

Appellations

12, including Burgundy, Clos St-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-St-Denis

Founded

2012

Climate

Temperate with slight Continental tendencies

Soil composition

Clay-limestone, predominantly marls with a high concentration of seashell fossils

Vineyard

5.5 hectares used for production

Agriculture

Organic, then converted to biodynamic in 2016

Production Volume

25,000 bottles, of which 95% are reds and 5% are whites

Varieties Grown

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Ages of Vines

55 years old, on average

Behind the Wines

Florence and Simon Heresztyn-Mazzini

Known for its outstanding Burgundy reds, the Heresztyn-Mazzini winery was founded by Florence, a native of Burgundy, and Simon, from the Champagne region. After spending 10 years working on the Gevrey-Chambertin family vineyard, the pair wanted their own operation where they could showcase the potential of the local terroir.

Nature's best in a bottle

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The view at Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini is positively breathtaking. "Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Goulots' stands out as the winery's most exceptional plot, as it overlooks the village with breathtaking natural surroundings."
— Florence Heresztyn

Respecting the Terroir

What you see is what you get! There's no better way to describe Florence and Simon's Burgundies. Their Gevrey reveals the same intense bouquet as its origins, while the Morey-St-Denis, with complex aromas of red and black berries, elegantly exudes the land it came from. Heresztyn-Mazzini wines are very distinctive, like nature's best in a bottle.

Carefully Matured Wines

As someone who's naturally innovative, patient and detail-oriented, Florence ensures that all work at the winery is slow and deliberate. From the vineyard to the cellar, every action is carefully thought through. She and Simon previously used organic farming, and then gradually made the switch to biodynamic techniques. Before each harvest, the leaves and buds are removed from the vines to better control their yield. Bottling is scheduled according to the biodynamic calendar, a method that would surely please the Cistercian monks who once tended vineyards in Burgundy. The resulting wines are rare and exquisite. They're carefully crafted over time and age beautifully.

Looking back a generation

Florence's grandfather, Jan Heresztyn, founded the family's wine-growing estate. Having fled Poland in search of work during the Great Depression, he settled in Gevrey-Chambertin, a charming village in the Côte d'Or, and gradually acquired four hectares of vines, one plot at a time. Over the years, his sons Stanislas and Bernard expanded the modest operation now known as Domaine Heresztyn. This is where Stanislas's daughter, Florence, learned the trade. Today she is a member of Femmes et Vins de Bourgogne, an association of women wine growers in Burgundy, and is in charge of the Gevrey-Chambertin hail cannon.

Our encounter in Beaune

Florence is the driving force that made this winery what it is today. Since she took the reins, Heresztyn-Mazzini wines have made impressive gains in character. We noticed the difference when dining in a restaurant in Beaune in 2012. The wine served to us was nothing like previous vintages. It was brimming with potential, winning over our hearts—and palates.

Most Memorable Wine-Tasting Experience

"A 1985 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Champonnets', out of a jeroboam, on our wedding day." — Florence Heresztyn