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

 

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"A tiny domaine with cult status, and the quality to match" Jasper Morris
Almost Gone! Wines arrive next month
 
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 we are fortunate to have a little 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
14 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 tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Fougeray de Beauclair Winemaker tasting and Dinner at Ocha
17 Wines!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair winemaker Laurence Ollivier (nee Fougeray) back to Australia. Laurence works with her husband Patrice Ollivier to produce a range of wines from some very interesting vineyards in the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits.
 
"Most famous for their Bonnes-Mares and their 'Clos Marion', the family business of Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair was founded about 1979 when Jean-Louis Fougeray, the father of the current owners, a man who by day worked in administration and by night tending his vines, made his very first cuvée. It was from a quarter hectare of Marsannay vines - in the family since 1972 - this was the start for Domaine Fougeray." The Burgundy Report
 
Today, the domaine is somewhat larger and continues to expand its holdings with new acquisitions.
 
The Domaine has very kindly supplied a wonderful selection of wines for a dinner. In fact we have so many we had to come up with a novel idea for this event.
 
So what we are going to do is a little tasting before the main dinner. That will provide the opportunity to meet Laurence and taste some of the new 2017's which were bottled just in time to ship to us.
To see the 17 wines we will serving and read more about the event click here.
 
Date: Thursday 2 May 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ocha, 3-5 Church St, Hawthorn, 3122
Cost: $159.00
 

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