Domaine Dugat-Py

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chappelle

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 1964 Clay & limestone 0.31 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 4 ha (9.9 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.31 ha (0.79 acre)
  • This vineyard is located adjacent to the eastern boundaries of the Grands Crus vineyards of En la Chapelle and Les Gèmeaux and lies mostly above 1148 feet in elevation. It is one of 26 Premiers Crus in the appellation.
  • Only Pinot Noir is planted.
  • Chapelle-Chambertn, En La Chapelle et Champitenois or Petite Chapelle owe their name to the chapel the monks of Bèze abbey built in 1155. The parcel is divided by a fault. The ancients named the upper area “Grand Chapelle” and the lower part of the slope “Basse Chapelle” which became Petite Chapelle.


  • The vines in their plots are 50+ years old.
  • Annual production is 1000-1500 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.
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 1964.
  • Grown on soils of clay & limestone.
  • 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
  • Traditional vinification
  • 16 to 18 months aging in 100% 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