Domaine Dugat-Py

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques

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 1970 White clay, many small stones 0.14 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 9.51 ha (23.5 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.14 ha (0.35 acre)
  • This vineyard is almost equally above and below the 984 foot elevation allowing it to enjoy cooling breezes on a southern-facing slope. Highway D 31 is south of this vineyard which adjoins Les Verroilles to the west, Etournelles to the north and Le Clos Saint-Jacques to the east. The soil includes many small stones and varies from white marl at the higher elevation to brown clays at the lower portion of the slope. It is one of 26 Premiers Crus in the appellation.
  • Only Pinot Noir is planted.
  • The climat name Lavaux Saint-Jacques is the combination of the two lieu-dits: Lavuax and Clos Saint-Jacques. Lavaut is named after the Lavaux Combe (valley). In the Gevrey castle a statue of Saint James was found, thus the Clos was named after the saint.


  • The vines in their plots are 45+ years old.
  • Annual production is 500-750 bottles.
  • The vines have only been treated with organic preparations since 2003.
  • Traditional vinification is used.
  • The wine sees 16 to 18 months ageing in oak casks, 100% new.
  • Bottled non-filtered.
Harvest Notes
  • Annual production – 500 to 750 bottles.
  • The vines have only been treated with organic preparations since 2003.
  • Traditional vinification.
  • 16 to 18 monts aging in 100% new oak casks.
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 1970.
  • Grown on soils of white clay with many small stones.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks, using naturally occurring yeast.
  • Aged in 100% new oak casks.
  • Aged for 16-18 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Grape variety – 100% Pinot Noir
  • 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