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
15 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 or by phone.

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Dinner with Patricia Corcia, Burgundy Exporter at Fix Wine Bar + Restaurant Sydney
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Not everyone in Burgundy does things the same way. In the past the domaines, negociants and wholesalers held stocks of aged wines to supply the trade. However, financial pressures have seen this service all but disappear.
However, there still remains a small band of Burgundians who do base at least part of their business on aged wines. Prestige des Grands Vins de France are one such business. Patricia Corcia, the General Manager, will be in Australia at the end of October and will host a dinner featuring a selection of wines from their portfolio.
The wines will span 4 decades with the youngest being from 2017 and the oldest from 1976. All have come direct from the domaines.
This is a great opportunity to sample some aged bottles including three Grand Cru Reds.
The menu and wine list:
Sydney Rock Oysters, Golden Beetroot Mignonette
Domaine Abbaye Saint Antoine Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2017
Tuna Sashimi, Green Olive & Lime, Cabbage, Potato
Domaine Potinet-Ampeau Meursault 1er Cru Porusot 2007
Domaine Robert Ampeau Meursault 1er Cru La Piece Sous le Bois 1994
Domaine Robert Ampeau Meursault 1993
Peking Duck Spring Roll, Red Curry Sauce
Domaine Philippe Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2014
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles 2013
Domaine Alain Michelot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Champs Perdrix 2006
Slow Roast Beef Fillet, Café de Paris Butter
Domaine Robert Ampeau Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roy 1995
Domaine Robert Ampeau Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 1976
Selection of Hard Cheeses
Domaine des Chezeaux (Ponsot) Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015
Alain Corcia Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 2007
Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Fix Wine Bar and Restaurant
111 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
Cost: $195.00 per person
Click here to book your seats on line.

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