Gevrey Chambertin, 1er Cru “Lavaut St Jacques” 2018, Domaine Duroché
Domaine Duroché is run by fifth-generation Pierre Duroché. His extensive Gevrey-Chambertin holdings include three Village wines, four Premiere Crus (Champeaux, Cazetieres, Estournelles st-Jacques and Lavaux st-Jacques) and four Grand Crus (Charmes Chambertin; latricieres Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze and a tiny holding in Griotte Chambertin).
The domaine’s holdings amount to a total of 8.25 ha. All the grapes are destemmed except for the Griotte Chambertin, which is vinified as whole clusters. Only natural yeasts are used during the fermentation, which usually takes 10 to 12 days.
Aging is done in barrels of which 10-20% are new for the village, 30-50% for the Premier Cru and 50-75% for the Grand Crus.
Between 2005 to 2008 Pierre made the wines along with his father, Gilles, and since the 2009 vintage Pierre got full control of the wine making and vineyard management. The wines are gaining recognition by wine critics and wine enthusiasts as among the very best in their relative appellations.
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