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Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating: Tim Atkin 96, VINOUS 92
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux is a beautiful wine in the making, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and smoky dark berries that mingle with notions of grilled squab, licorice and rich loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and elegantly muscular, with an ample and concentrated core framed by powdery tannins and lively acids. Fermented with 60% whole cluster, this is another cuvée that was formerly matured entirely in new barrels but saw only 66% new oak this year. Produced from very old vines, the Champeaux was often purchased by Maison Leroy in the days before the Dugat family began domaine bottling".
- William Kelley, January 2020
Domaine Dugat-Py is a wine producer in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy. It is best known for its red wines made from Pinot Noir in grand cru vineyards such as Charmes-Chambertin and Chambertin. It also makes a range of premier cru wines, and a grand cru Chardonnay in the Corton-Charlemagne vineyard.
The domaine was created through the marriage of Bernard Dugat and Jocelyne Py in 1979, bringing together two sets of vineyards. Dugat-Py owns plots in several of the Gevrey-Chambertin grand cru vineyards, and also makes village-level and premier cru wines from plots in Vosne-Romanée, Pommard and Chassagne-Montrachet. The domaine's vines are on average 65 years old, with some vines in the grand cru plots reaching an age of 90.
Domaine Dugat-Py's wines are aged for up to 24 months in oak, in cellars which date back to the 11th Century. Given the size and prestige of the domaine, production is small – about 300 bottles are released annually.
- Grape variety 100% Pinot noir
- Average age of the plots 55 years
- Clay and limestone geology
- Annual production 1200 to 1800 bottles
- Treatment of the vines only with organic preparations since 2004
- Traditional vinification
- Aging 16 to 18 months in oak barrels 100% new
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