Great 2016's from the iconic Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

Great 2016's from the iconic Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

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"...ultra concentrated. Hugely dense ...ultra-suave finish" Jasper Morris
Domaine Dugat-Py is a small domaine of just 7.5 hectares. Yet it is a domaine that is spoken of in the same reverent tones as DRC, Roumier and Rousseau. You could be excused for dismissing it as too rare, too expensive, too 'closed-shop' to be of interest to more humble Burgundy enthusiasts, but that would be a great mistake. These are wines of profound importance to Burgundian heritage that simply must be experienced. The domaine's home is the 11th century cellars built by the Abbey of St Benigne, a fitting place for production of such iconic wines.
Bernard Dugat can trace his winemaking lineage through his grandmother all the way back to 1645; though the 'Dugat' label itself began in 1923 with the marriage of Fernand Dugat and Jeanne Bolnot. You get the feeling that each generation - Bernard's son Loïc will be the thirteenth - is not only a steward of this magnificent terroir but also of the spirit and style of méthode ancienne Burgundy - the production of grandiose wines of profound scale and concentration, designed for long cellar ageing.
The style and substance of Dugat-Py is only possible because of the quality of their terroir. Farming here is all organic and done by hand and horse alone. Bernard employs five people, full time, to work the vines. Faultless selections of tortuously gnarled old vines gift tiny yields of sumptuous fruit. Picking is relatively early, to retain freshness and definition, while the stems are retained in almost all his cuvées. Everything about the fermentation is natural and uncomplicated. Bernard has the confidence in his ingredients to extract, and to extract well. Élevage is not shy either. Barrels from François Frères are used for every cuvée, and all new wood for the top wines.
You can read an interesting article on the domaine by Ola Bergman here.
Today we are delighted to present an offer for the outstanding 2016's from Domaine Dugat-Py. The wines are not cheap but quality and rarity never is. These are wines to pop into the cellar for the future.

Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2016

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Jasper Morris MWFrom 30 to 50-year-old vines, so in fact quite young by their standards. Hugely rich purple colour, dense dark raspberry fruit, stops short of mulberry, clearly ripe good tannins, excellent freshness. Pretty good intensity too. 91 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Coeur de Roy Tres Vieilles Vignes 2016
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Burghound: An exotically spicy nose features notes of tangerine peel, cassis, violet and earth. I very much like the texture of the dense and relatively refined medium weight plus flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract while offering superb finishing depth on the beautifully lengthy finish that is a bit less youthfully austere than usual. While this powerful effort is firmly structured there is enough buffering sap such that this could be enjoyed young if that's your preference. 91 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles Tres Vieilles Vignes 2016
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Decanter: Les Evocelles offers up a wilder, higher-toned bouquet than the Coeur de Roy, with notes of myrtille, game bird, forest floor and rosehip. The wine is full-bodied and complete, more vertical, with supple but chalky tannins and vibrant, racy acids. (Drink between 2026-2045). 93 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux Tres Vieilles Vignes 2016
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Jasper Morris MW: One plot with two ages of vine, 55 and 70 years old. Massive purple colour. The nose is restrained at the moment, very full but still lively, then the stems at the back not only keep it fresh but open up the fruit. This should be spectacular. 93-96 Points
The Champeaux reveals aromas of wild plum, red berries, dried flowers and a touch of raw cocoa and wood smoke, followed by a full-bodied, velvety palate with superb depth and energy. The wine's ample chassis of fine, chalky tannins only asserts itself on the precise, mineral finish. (Drink between 2026-2050). 93 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle Vieilles Vignes 2016
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DecanterThe Petite Chapelle opens in the glass with aromas of coniferous forest floor, smoky red and black fruit and game bird, subtly framed by new oak. The wine is cool, bright and electric - powerful and full-bodied certainly, but bright and tensile above all else, its finish pure and precise. (Drink between 2026-2045). 93 Points

Burghound: An ultra-fresh and cool array reluctantly displays its notes of forest floor, dark cherry, herbal tea and violet scents. There is terrific verve to the gorgeously textured, delicate and lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that carries over to the markedly firm finish that stops just short of being chewy. Plenty of patience will be required for this muscular effort to mature. (Drink starting 2031). 93 Points
Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2016
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Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin label Jasper Morris: Four plots, grown on fine earth with little stones, and including one third of the domaine's Mazoyères-Chambertin. There was 20% frost damage so this is ultra concentrated. Hugely dense black purple, with a light reduction. The density of the fruit is astonishing, and the style would be classically Charmes if it were not for the black fruit reductive note. There are some tannins but they do not interfere with the ultra-suave finish. 94-97 Points

Decanter: Dugat-Pys' one hectare of vines in Charmes-Chambertin produced a mere six barrels this year. Vinified with 50% whole cluster fruit, this is an assembly of five parcels of Charmes, plus one of Mazoyères which is considered to be closer in geology to the former than stonier Mazoyères. The resulting wine is very fine, bursting from the glass with a huge bouquet of briary black fruit, red cherry, burning embers, rose petal and grilled meat. On the palate the wine is deep and multidimensional, its expansive attack cutting a broad swathe across the palate. It has a core of sweet, vibrant and rich fruit, and an impressive structural chassis which is almost entirely concealed - its suppleness should make this the most immediate of the Dugat-Py grand crus. (Drink between 2026-2050). 95 Points

Burghound: A brooding nose consists of essence of plum and black cherry scents that are cut with notes of earth, the sauvage and floral wisps. The rich, full-bodied and concentrated big-bodied flavors possess good power and muscle on the mouth coating and quite serious finale where an interesting hint of coffee appears. Once again this is going to require extended cellaring if you wish to see its considerable potential fully revealed. (Drink starting 2036). 94 Points
These wines are not on our website. To order email or by telephone (03) 9326 5737. Mix and match as you please. Wines are available now.

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A large selection of Domaine Dugat-Py back vintages
We have a large range of wines back to 2007 available (with the domaine's old label).

To make things simple we've created a PDF.
To download a copy click here.
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Domaine Claude Dugat 
Bernard and Claude Dugat are cousins. Both are both indisputably world-renowned. 

Both advocate low-intervention winemaking however their wine styles are rather different.

Bernard likes to use whole bunch, Claude prefers to de-stem. 

The results are two unique and equally dazzling styles of Burgundy.

We have a small selection of wines from Domaine Claude Dugat available. What a great comparison!

Click here to view and order on our website.

Castagnier 2016 Dinner Ocha

Domaine Jerome Castagnier 2016 Dinner at Ocha tomorrow night
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A lovely range of wines from the delightful 2016 vintage
Jerome Castagnier is one of the most interesting producers in our portfolio. Originally a professional trumpet player with the Guard Republicain, the national band of France, Jerome took over the family domaine just over a decade ago. Armed with a raft of great vineyards he has turned Domaine Castagnier into a rising star. Even so, the domaine deserves even more attention than it currently receives.
A few years ago he was awarded Young Winemaker of the Year. Always smiling and with a super sense of humour, Jerome found this quite amusing as he felt he was a little too old to be Young Winemaker. Never-the-less it further confirmed his status in Burgundy.
It has been three years since we have presented a Castagnier Wine Dinner. The gorgeous new 2016's have just arrived and I thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase Jerome's wines again.
We'll start with a pair of Whites from Puligny-Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne. Then we'll progress from Coteaux Bourguignons up to 4 red Grand Crus with numerous stops along the way.
There are 5 Grand Crus in this dinner and I don't need to emphasize that this is a very good opportunity to savour wines that are becoming increasingly expensive.
We only have 12 seats for this dinner so if you'd like to book in and taste these wines over a lovely dinner at Ocha please do so quickly.
The wine list:
Puligny-Montrachet 2016 
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016 
Coteaux Bourguignons Pinot Noir 2016
Bourgogne Rouge 2016 
Chambolle-Musigny Cuvee Jeanne 2016
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2016 
Gevrey-Chambertin 2016 
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2016 
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016
Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2016
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016 
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 
Date: Thursday 5 September 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ocha, 3-5 Church St, Hawthorn, 3122
Cost: $239.00

Click here to book on line.

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