Domaine Dugat-Py

Chambertin Grand Cru – Bernard Dugat-Py

Region: France - Burgundy

Domaine Dugat-Py

Consumers and the press alike view Domaine Dugat-Py as one of the vin de garde Pinot Noir producers in the world. The Domaine also produces and bottles wine under the label of Bernard Dugat-Py.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Noir Planted circa 1925 Clay & limestone 0.04 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 12.30 ha (31.9 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.04 ha (0.12 acre)
  • The vineyards surrounding Chambertin are to the north: Clos de Bèze, east: Aux Charmes and south: Latricières.
  • Clay-limestone soils.
  • In 1219 this was called Campo Bertuyn “le champ de Bertuyn”. The Cannons of Saint Mammès Catherdral in Langres called it Champ Bertin. Champ “field” in ancient French. Bertin is Germanic “Bert’s son”. This is the most ancient plot (climat) name in Burgundy. Finally, it became known by the sole name of its owner and called Chambertin.
  • Only Pinot Noir is planted.

BERNARD DUGAT-PY

  • Uppermost in the vineyard, the vines for this wine are trimmed by hand and are not replanted with clones but from the producer’s own vine stock.   Their Chambertin vineyard is located mid-slope between 853 feet and 984 feet in elevation. This vineyard enjoys cool breezes from the Combe Grisard above and the south side.
  • Since 1999 the farming operation has been fully organic.
  • Different from other producers in Gevrey-Chambertin, these grapes are picked early in the season.
  • The vines in their plot are more than 90 years old.
  • Annual production is 220-270 bottles.
  • Traditional vinification is used with single punch-down and pump-over per day while fermenting.
  • The wine sees 18 to 26 months ageing in 100% new oak casks.
  • Bottled non-filtered.
Winemaker's Notes

Wine for laying down, but can be appreciated when young after carafing for several hours before serving.

Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Vine age – planted circa 1925.
  • Grown on soils of clay & limestone.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in new oak casks.
  • Aged for 18-26 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Grape variety – 100% Pinot Noir
  • Traditional vinification
  • 18 to 26 months aging in new oak casks
  • Non-filtered wine

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Gevrey-Chambertin, + others in Côte de Nuits
Proprietors Bernard Dugat, Jacqueline Py
Founded 1994
Winemaker Bernard Dugat
Annual Production 1,800 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic