Domaine Dugat-Py

Corton-Charlemagne 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

Chardonnay Planted 1970 Clay & limestone

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 17.25 ha (42.65 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: Leased vineyard
  • Designation as a Grand Cru if white grapes are grown, the vineyard is located on the hill of Corton. Half of the appellation lies within the En Charlemagne and Le Charlemagne vineyards. Seven other vineyards may also be sold as Corton–Charlemagne, Les Pougets, Les Languettes, Le Corton, Les Renardes, Basses Mourottes, Hautes Mourottes and Le Rognet et Corton.
  • Soils are clay-limestone.
  • Only Chardonnay is planted.
  • The famed Charlemagne, who conquered an immense territory from the Pyrenees to the Baltic Sea through Italy was crowned Emperor of Romans in 800 AD. In 775 he offered vines to the Canons of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Andoche in Saulieu. These vines were very near what is now known as Le Corton. Otton I, the King of Germania who had decided to restore the crown of Charlemagne by defeating many enemies, was crowned Emperor of the Holy Empire of Romans and Germania in 962. The use of the term Cortun by the Citeaux Abbey and a quotation in 1483, Clos de Courthon, lead to the ancient form CORT-IS OTTON I “the royal domain of Otton.” Sometime around 937 Otton I acquired the Aloxe Domaine that still bears his name.


  • The Dugat-Py portion of the Corton-Charlemagne vineyard on the hillside in Pernand-Vergelesses is made up of 45 year old vines located at about 924 feet in elevation, center mid-slope in the heart of the vineyard and a little higher.
  • Yields are generally 34 hectoliters per hectare.
  • Annual production is 900-1200 bottles.
  • The vines have only been treated with organic preparations.
  • Traditional vinification is used.
  • The wine sees 18 to 20 months ageing in 100% new oak casks.
  • Bottled non-filtered.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1970.
  • Grown on soils of Clay & limestone.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.

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