Domaine Dugat-Py

Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille – 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

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 6.02 ha (14.9 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: Purchased fruit – area (hectares) varies
  • Just north of the hill of Corton, this vineyard faces south-east and overlooks the village of Pernand-Vergelesses from the top of the hill at an elevation mostly between 984 to 1049 feet. It is one of 8 Premiers Crus in the appellation.
  • Only Chardonnay is planted.
  • Currently written nand and nant and in 1154 as part of the village name Pernant, Gauls and Celts used the name to designate a water source.
  • Per could be from Latin Petra “rock, boulder.” It could allude to a water source near the rocky mound of Frétille.
  • In 1922, the commune added the word Pernand to the name of its Premier Cru: Vergelesses. Sous Frétille literally translates as Frétille (mountain).


  • The vines in their plot are 45+ years old.
  • 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 oak casks, 60% new.
  • Bottled non-filtered.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1970.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in oak casks with 60% new oak.
  • Aged for 18-20 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Grape variety – 100% Chardonnay.
  • Age of the plot – 45 years.
  • Geology – Clay-limestone.
  • Annual production – 900 to 1,200 bottles.
  • The vines have only been treated with organic preparations.
  • Traditional vinification.
  • 18 to 20 months aging in oak casks with 60% new oak.
  • Non filtered wine.
  • Wine for laying down, but can be appreciated when young after carafing for several hours before serving.

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