On the 26th April 2022 at Society Melbourne, Clos Cachet Fine Wines was honoured to hold the first ever tasting event for Sommeliers of Domaine Coche-Dury wines in Australia.
Not a single name is more revered for white Burgundy than Coche-Dury, indeed, I would go so far as to say that you have not fully experienced what Burgundy is about until you've had a bottle from the Domaine. Therefore, having the opportunity to import and distribute these wines in Australia is an absolute honour and we couldn't be happier to provide a tasting for some of our most faithful clients, of our first release in Australia from the 2017 vintage.
We made the unprecedented decision to start a wine library to age our allocation from the Domaine for three extra years before we released the first bottles to restaurants. We certainly felt that our patience had been rewarded when we were finally able to share a glass of the 2017 vintage this year. Domaine Coche-Dury allocated us four wines for our inaugural vintage in Australia; Meursault, Monthelie, Hospice de Beaune Volnay-Santenots, and Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères.
With such a small allocation provided to us this vintage, we look forward to slowly introducing this fine wine to more establishments as the years continue and our continued relationship with Coche-Dury blossoms.
More about Domaine Coche-Dury
"The only challenge will be finding a few bottles, but anyone who manages to do so will possess some of the very finest wines France has to offer, from one of its admirable wine-producing families."
- William Kelly - Wine Advocate
Domaine Coche-Dury only started to bottle their wines in 1964 under the guidance of George Coche. Before that, the grapes were sold to different merchants. The quality dramatically increased however when Jean-François Coche took over the reins in 1973. The marriage of Jean-François and Madame Dury (who also had vineyards in Meursault) resulted in Domaine Coche-Dury's creation, with about 10 hectares planted.
Jean-François has a fastidious relationship to his work, it could almost be described as religious as "compromise" doesn't feature in his vocabulary. I believe that to date, they remain some of the hardest workers in their vineyards, which are comprised mostly of old vines without any clones planted. In 1999, his son Raphael returned to the Domaine and fully took over in 2010. Even though the fame is real, and the wines are nearly impossible to get, nothing has changed at Domaine Coche-Dury and the tradition remains, to produce these marvellous wines, full of character and capable of ageing for decades.