Wine Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py, Meursault, 2009
Wine of golden color with orange and greenish reflections.
The wine has a rich, balanced taste with pronounced notes of oak and fruit and a silky texture.
The aroma of wine felt floral tones interwoven with fruit and oak notes.
The wine goes well with fish dishes and seafood.
Wine "Meursault" from the domain Bernard Dugas Pi is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the vineyards of Meursault, widely regarded as the capital of white Burgundy wines, since the total area of vineyards - the highest in the Côte de Beaune. The vineyards are located on the slopes at an altitude of 750-850 feet above sea level and facing to the west, providing an optimal location in relation to the sun. In soil predominates white marl, which gives the wine a unique flavor of hazelnuts and almonds. Average age of the vines from which the remarkable cuvee Meursault, is 70 years old. Bernard Dugas has not the most beautiful vineyards, but no other winemaker does not conduct more thorough work with the materials provided to him. The key to the high quality of its wines - old vines, low yields and long fermentation. Wine is not subjected to filtration and purification, vinification was carried out without a single intervention, so Burgundy get a clean, colorful and seductive. The wine is aged for 18-20 months in oak barrels, of which 60% - new. The annual production capacity is only 700-900 bottles. Wine "Meursault" long-term storage, but it can be consumed young, only need to decant a few hours before serving.
Family wine estate Domaine Dugat-Py is located in the wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin, close to the church, built in the XI century, which are located in the basement wine cellar management. Name the estate was given in 1994 by joining the names of Bernard Dugas maiden name of his wife Jocelyne Pi. Command of the famous Domaine Dugat-Py constitute Bernard Dugas, his wife, Jocelyne, and in 1996 they were joined by Loic son, worked side by side with their parents and in the vineyards and cellars.
His first portion Bernard Dugas bought in 1973, and the first vinification carried out in 1975. By purchasing the best vineyards around Gevrey-Chambertin and gradually accumulating experience in the production of wines, Bernard Dugas began to sell his wine negociant the best in the region. Since then, this small farm, which occupies only 10 hectares of land, over the past 10-15 years produces exceptional quality wines with a rich and concentrated flavor and aroma. In addition, Bernard Dugas - real genius vinification of Pinot Noir.
According to well-known international wine experts, domain Dugas Pi produces one of the most "long-lived" wines from Pinot Noir - the best "vin de garde" (French for "wine storage"). Even the wine appellation of the Village of Bernard Dugas, not to mention its Cru should drink 5 years after bottling (Burgundy wines drink in 3 years). Much attention is paid Bernard Dugas work in the vineyards. In 1999, as an experiment spouses winemakers started to use biodynamic methods in the production of Gevrey-Chambertin "Coeur de Roy", and in 2003 the entire economy shifted to biodynamics. Since 2008, the vineyards Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru and Premier Cru of the treated horses.
Bernard Dugas quickly gained a reputation as "conservative" winemaker. The basis of his winemaking philosophy - minimal intervention in natural processes. The purpose of the economy - to achieve the fullest possible expression of the taste of berries, the wine express the soul of this great terroir. Bernard Dugas explains the amazing quality of its wines as follows: "... yes, it's true that we actually" live "in our vineyards, working from morning to night, but if we do not know the quality problems experienced by other winemakers of Burgundy, so it is because we are trying to maintain a low yield of our vines, and in addition, we had the good fortune to have a very good, old vines. "
A very small land area and intentionally low yields of grapes - the reasons for the remarkable wine Domain Bernard Dugas Pi produced in small batches. More luck if you find wine Domaine Dugat-Py in the wine list expensive restaurant or boutique. Quotas are planned for a long time to come, and the regulars are not changed over the years.