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2015 Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin


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SKU: 50578-2015-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The Claude Dugat 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Villages is very promising indeed, offering up a youthful nose of juicy cherry, plum, licorice and grilled meat. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and multidimensional, with controlled amplitude that transcends its appellation and fine-grained, supple tannins. While this is undeniably powerful, its profile is bright and controlled, and its vibrant acids auger well for a long life.
    Author: William Kelley
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    Deep, bright red-ruby. Black cherry, licorice and violet on the nose; distinctly darker than the Bourgogne. Dense and juicy in the mouth, conveying lovely precision and energy to its sappy cherry and berry flavors. Thick without coming across as weighty, this very promising village wine finishes with noteworthy length and lift. Bertrand Dugat noted that this is the first time the family's village wine has had such a successful balance of fruit and structure.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Jan 2017
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    A super fresh, cool and admirably pure nose features notes of plum liqueur, earth and subtle spice nuances. There is more volume to the rich, intense and sleek medium-bodied flavors that are at once succulent and seductive, all wrapped in a well-balanced finale.
    Drink Dates: 2021+
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 65
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  • Located in Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Claude Dugat is one of Burgundy's premiere producers. Claude is cousin to Bernard Dugat, who also makes wine under his own label, Dugat-Py. The Domaine Claude Dugat wines are concentrated, exhibiting rich, elegant fruit.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue,Domaine Meo-Camuzet,Domaine de la Romanee Conti

    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. 

    Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 33 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors