Domaine Duroche is a small 8.25 hectare estate in Gevrey-Chambertin.
The domaine is run by fourth-generation Gilles Duroche with his son Pierre. Their Gevrey Chambertin holdings include three village wines, three Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Crus (Champeaux, Estournelles St-Jacques and Lavaux St-Jacques) and four Grand Crus (Charmes Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze and tiny holding in Griottes Chambertin).
The domaine holdings amount to a total of 8.25 ha All the grapes are destemmed except for the Griotte Chambertin. Only natural yeasts are used during the fermentation which usually takes 10 to 12 days. Aging in barrels of which 10-20% new for the village, 30-75% for the Premier Cru and 50-75% for the Grand Crus.
This is another domaine that has made incredible advances in recent years. Tim Atkin MW in his Burgundy 2011 and 2012 Special Reports includes Domaine Duroche in his top 25 Producers alongside Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Armand Rousseau, Georges Roumier and Coche-Dury.
This a domaine to watch!