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Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating: Tim Atkin 97, VINOUS 94
Aromas of blackberries, cherries, espresso roast, rich soil, peonies and smoky cassis introduce the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Corbeaux, a medium to full-bodied, deep and succulent wine that's built around powdery tannin and lively acids. Especially elegant and precise this year, this is an intensely flavored, sapid Corbeaux that was vinified with 70% whole cluster and matured in 66% new oak—a third less than only two years ago.
- 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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