There are the king, the queen and then the knights of Chambertin. Or to put it in local terms: Rousseau, Leroy and, amongst the knights perhaps the most difficult to find, Dugat-Py. In any case, certainly one of the rarest birds in the Burgundy vineyard.
The mighty – and scarce – Dugat-Py Chambertin is a relatively new wine in the portfolio of Bernard, his wife Jocelyne and their son Loïc, as the first vintage was in the late 1990s. Bernard created the Dugat-Py estate in 1994, and his son Loïc joined him in 1996. Since then the estate has only expanded.
The Chambertin is an exciting and very rare wine – a somewhat surprising wine whose terroir permits the Dugat-Py style to attain a new level. So let’s take a closer look at the Dugat-Py Chambertin.
The Chambertin vineyard
The Chambertin vineyard is 12.90 ha, next to and closely related to the neighbouring Chambertin Clos de Bèze.
Chambertin and Clos de Bèze are without doubt the two top terroirs of Gevrey-Chambertin, and while Chambertin is regarded as the most prestigious vineyard, they are fairly close quality- and even style-wise.
Added to the prestige of the Chambertin vineyard is Domaine Dugat-Py’s miniscule ownership, making their Chambertin one of the most elusive wines in the Gevrey appellation.
The Chambertin vineyard is located between Chambertin Clos de Bèze and Latriciéres-Chambertin, just above Charmes-Chambertin – see map below.
Taking a closer look at Chambertin, we see a relatively large number of plots, reflecting the 20 or so owners of the vineyard. Domaine Dugat-Py owns the smallest plot in this famous vineyard. In comparison, the largest Chambertin owner, Domaine Armand Rousseau, owns one fifth of the entire appellation.
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