Cult wines from Domaine Claude Dugat. Very, very limited!

 

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"A tiny domaine with cult status, and the quality to match" Jasper Morris
 
Claude Dugat has long been a respected and beloved figure in Burgundy, while the wines of his eponymous domaine have captivated the world. Working alongside him for the better part of the last decade has been his son Bertrand and daughter Laetitia, to whom Claude turned over control of the estate with the 2015 vintage.

While the Dugat family traces its roots in Gevrey back to the 19th century, it was not until 1955 when Claude's father Maurice purchased the historic landmark Grange des Dimes and converted the stone barn into a winery that the family domaine was born. The family farms some 6ha throughout Gevrey, with many of the region's oldest vines falling under their care in sites such as Lavaux Saint Jacques, Charmes Chambertin, Chapelle Chambertin and Griottes Chambertin.

The work of the domaine has always been a family operation, now with Laetitia working the vines and Bertrand tending to duties in the cellar. Since 2013, the farming has shifted to an organic emphasis with the adoption of biodynamic principles as well. In the winery, an emphasis on purity has inspired decisions to restrict the use of sulfur, chaptalization and acidification. With earlier harvesting, more restrained extraction and a tempered oak influence, the new generation of Dugat wines are classic in style, striking a balance between power and finesse with a transparency that allows the terroir to show through by focusing on the phenolic maturity of the fruit over manipulation.

It would be accurate to say that the wines of Domaine Claude Dugat have a cult following. Production is tiny and wines are allocated and sold in a blink of the eye. Jasper Morris MW say "A tiny domaine with cult status, and the quality to match....The key to quality here is the raw material, from vines which naturally produce small berries through control of vigour."
 
It is extremely difficult to buy any Claude Dugat wines and this week we were granted our first allocation. It was tiny but something is better than nothing. At the time of writing we have 12 bottles of the 2014 and 24 bottles of the 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin available. Even at Villages level these are incredible wines and I would highly recommend adding a few to the cellar. In future years our allocation will increase and include other cuvees and buyers of this first release will have priority.

Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin 2016
Landed Price $265.00
Pre Arrival Price $199.00
24 bottles available
Dugat Claude Gevrey label The latest release! Quantities of 2016 were very small due to the frost issues that year.

As those of you who have tasted will be aware 2016 is a beautiful vintage.
To view the wines and to order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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The superb Burgundies
 of Domaine Confuron-Gindre
Tiny quantities available

François Confuron and his wife Claudine (née Gindre from Morey-St. Denis) live at 2 rue de La Tache, at the edge of Vosne (La Tache vines are outside their window). They they have 50 tiny parcels of vines scattered all over the Vosne-Romanée, covering almost every sector of the appellation - truly a cross-section of the commune. Their vines are very old, typically between 30 and 100 years of age.

I actively search out Confuron-Gindre wines but they are also a small domaine and quantities available are tiny.

We have a lovely range available but, apart from the Bourgogne, quantities available are less than 10 bottles per wine.
Click here to view what is available on our website.

 

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