Domaine Dugat-Py

Meursault Vieilles Vignes – 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 circa 1946

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 315 ­­ha (780 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: Purchased fruit – area (hectares) varies
  • The vineyards of Meursault are bordered by the appellations of Volnay to the north and Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. There are 17 Premier Cru vineyards but no Grand Cru vineyards. Nearly all wines are white made from Chardonnay.
  • The wines of Meursault are the softest, richest and most rounded compared with Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Both red and white grapes are allowed.
  • The soils are clay/limestone.
  • Murassalt the village is mentioned in 1090 in the Cluny abbey Charter. Derived from the ancient French Marem Salicem “male willow,” we can assume at one time the village of Meursault was robust in willow trees.

BERNARD DUGAT-PY

  • The vines in their plot are 70+ years old.
  • Annual production is 600–900 bottles.
  • The vines have only been treated with organic preparations since 2003.
  • Traditional vinification is used.
  • The wine sees 18 to 20 months ageing in oak casks, 60% new.
  • Bottled non-filtered.
Harvest Notes
  • Grape variety – 100% Chardonnay
  • Annual production – 600 to 900 bottles
  • Traditional vinification
  • 18 to 20 months aging in oak casks with 60% new oak
  • Non filtered wine
Winemaker's Notes

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

Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted circa 1946.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in oak casks with 60% new oak.
  • Aged for 18-20 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.

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