“Loic Dugat focuses and takes care of the old vines to get deep, complex and delicate wines.”
The soils in Côte de Nuits result on the consequences of the uplift of the Alps and the collapse of the plain of the Saône. The vines are mainly planted on limestone slopes. At the summit sits the famous "stone of premeaux", giving Romanée-Conti, Richeboug, and La Tâche outstanding wines. The soils are formed of calcareous scree, limestone, and red silt with a large diversity of terroir contributing to the typicality of the Côte de Nuits wines.
History / Ethos
Domaine Dugat-Py is a prominent estate in Gevrey-Chambertin, with around 13 hectares of vines, including a large amount of holdings in Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards - almost exclusively old vines, or very old vines. The domaine's vines are on average 65 years old, with some vines in the grand cru plots reaching an age of 90. Here the wines are aged for up to 24 months in oak, in cellars which date back to the 11th Century. Tradition and modernity blended together.