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2012 Bernard Dugat-Py - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
  • 92 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 69779-2012-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (a blend of Fontenys, Corbeaux and Perrieres; vinified with 50% whole clusters): Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, violet and spices. Juicy, imploded and tightly wound, but with lovely purity and sweetness already showing. This is not yet demonstrating much personality but has the energy and length to suggest it will repay cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    As usual, the 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru is a blend of 'Fontenyƒ?_, 'Corbeauxƒ?_ and 'Perrieresƒ?_, raised entirely in new wood and includes 60-70% whole cluster. It has a tightly wound bouquet, the new oak prominent at the moment and masking the terroir expression. The palate has a core of sweet, ripe, citrus-fresh fruit that is very well delineated. The palate certainly carries the oak well, allowing opulent ripe cassis and blackcurrant fruit to flourish before retreating towards a welcome, quite linear finish. The final impression is that this premier cru is backward, despite the generosity of the nose, and deserves several years to show its best. Good potential though.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Domaine Dugat-Py is a small family-operated winery in Gevrey-Chambertin that produces a dozen wines ranging from regional to grand cru status. In former days, the Dugat family sold their wines in bulk to local negociants, which currently limits their representation of older vintages. Today, Bernard and Jocelyne Dugat manage the property and have bottled estate fruit since 1989. The domaine's 7.26 hectares of vines are old and produce naturally low yields. There is very little intervention during the vinification process and the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dugat-Py ages its wine in a lofty vaulted cellar, originally built by monks, that dates back to 1075. The wines display a concentrated, lush, old-vine flavor that reflects the quality of such a high class estate.

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    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 8 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors