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Domaine Duroché - Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Jeunes Rois" 2018

Domaine Duroché - Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Jeunes Rois" 2018

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The “Les Jeunes Rois” is both playful and serious.

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 exceptional 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 “Les Jeunes Rois'  lieux-dit is located below “Champs” in the Brochon appellation on a 0.6ha plot planted in 1953.

The bouquet is both playful and serious, showing quite a dark fruit profile of cassis, strawberries and bramble followed by spice and earthy, iron-driven mineral notes. The palate is full of generosity and energy with ripe black and red berries, and structured acidity finished off with the iron-driven tannin from the nose. It can be paired with duck confit, eye filet, rack of lamb, venison, root vegetables and hard cheeses. Drink now with a 30-minute decant or age till 2025+. 100% Pinot Noir.

"Coming soon".

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

"Coming soon".

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.