Domaine Dugat-Py

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

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 1965 – 1985 Clay & limestone 0.31 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 83 ha (207 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.31 ha (0.77 acre)
  • Gevrey-Chambertin is an appellations controlees (AOC) that is located between Brochon to the north and Morey-Saint-Denis to the south. It is home to 9 Grand Cru vineyards, 26 Premiers Crus Climats and 58 (AOC) Lieux-dits. Only red grapes are grown in the entire appellation.
  • Only Pinot Noir is planted.


  • From three vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin, 1er Cru  Fonteny, 1er Cru  Corbeaux and 1er Cru  Perriére which all border Grand Cru vineyards at the south end of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Soils are clay-limestone.
  • The vines in their plots are 30-50+ years old. Annual production is 3000-4000 bottles. The vines have only been treated with organic preparations since 2003. Grapes are picked earlier for this wine compared to some of the other vintners to provide a lighter colored wine from this fruit.
  • 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 1965 – 1985.
  • 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
  • Grapes come from the following:
    – 1er Cru Fonteny
    – 1er Cru Corbeaux
    – 1er Cru Perriére
  • 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