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Domaine Duroché - Gevrey-Chambertin 2018

Domaine Duroché - Gevrey-Chambertin 2018

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This Gevrey-Chambertin Village is succulent but focussed, with ripe red berries, structured mid–palate acidity and earthy mineral-driven tannin.

Domaine Duroché has become an overnight superstar in Gevrey-Chambertin, and is a true winemaking fairy tale. Only five years after taking the helm of his family Domaine, Pierre Duroché gained global recognition with his exceptional Pinots grown on a myriad of Gevrey-Chambertin’s best plots. These comprise well-located village holdings, powerful Premier Crus and blockbuster Grand Crus. Domaine Duroché’s wines are some of the purest expressions of Pinot Noir in the Burgundy region. The Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from a cooler site behind the church in Gevrey with 10 parcels in total (3 hectares), some from the lower parts such as “Le Fourneau” and the rest on the Brochon side. This is the largest cuvee bottling Pierre does with 56 barrels (10% new).

The bouquet shows perky, attractive violet floral notes, fresh raspberry, dark cherries and plums followed by smoky earth-driven stone and leafy notes. s succulent but focussed, with ripe red berries, structured mid–palate acidity and earthy mineral-driven tannin. It can be enjoyed with venison, veal, duck, quail, kangaroo, smoked meats and charred eggplant. Drink now with a 30-minute decant or age till 2028+. 100% Pinot Noir.

"Duroché's wine embodies the beauty of Pinot Noir in great terroirs. This Gevrey-Chambertin Village is sexy, nicely tied up with charming fruit and minerals".

Pierre picked from 4th to 11th September. All the wines are between 12.5 and 13% alcohol. They were vinified briskly across 12 days, without sulphur, until after the malolactic fermentation which was fairly early this year. When I tasted the wines had been assembled in tank for imminent bottling. A curiosity of this Domaine is that Pierre only uses new wood in his two big volume cuvées, Gevrey-Chambertin and the single vineyard "Champ", where the effect can be lost in the blend. He uses 20% whole bunch vinification from "Etelois" upwards, with 100% for "Cazetiers" and the tiny Griotte-Chambertin bottling.

What we say

"Duroché's wine embodies the beauty of Pinot Noir in great terroirs. This Gevrey-Chambertin Village is sexy, nicely tied up with charming fruit and minerals".

Technical notes

Pierre picked from 4th to 11th September. All the wines are between 12.5 and 13% alcohol. They were vinified briskly across 12 days, without sulphur, until after the malolactic fermentation which was fairly early this year. When I tasted the wines had been assembled in tank for imminent bottling. A curiosity of this Domaine is that Pierre only uses new wood in his two big volume cuvées, Gevrey-Chambertin and the single vineyard "Champ", where the effect can be lost in the blend. He uses 20% whole bunch vinification from "Etelois" upwards, with 100% for "Cazetiers" and the tiny Griotte-Chambertin bottling.