2005 Bernard Dugat-Py - Pommard Levrieres Vieilles Vignes 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88-91

(from vines more than 70 years of age, located both at the rocky top and richer bottom of the slope) Bright ruby-red. Wild red and black fruits complicated by a mineral nuance. Sweet, lush and creamy in the mouth, with the wine's fatness coming as a surprise after the nose. Plenty of tannins here but the tannins are sweet and supple.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 131

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Average rating: 90, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

158 bottles owned by 52 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

See other similar producers: Bouchard Pere & Fils, Maison Dominique Laurent, Domaine de la Vougeraie

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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