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Dugat Claude

The winery is located in Gevrey-Chambertin in the Burgundian Côte de Nuits (Côte d'Or) area. It was founded in 1955 by Maurice Dugat and developed into a quality business by his son Claude. Since 2010, his son Bertrand Dugat has taken over the responsibility. The vineyards cover six hectares (three of which are owned and three leased) in Grand Cru (Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertin) and Premier Cru sites (Lavaux St-Jacques, Craipillot, La Perrièr), mainly planted with the Pinot Noir variety. Some of them are very old vines with small, extract-rich berries. Since 2013, the vineyards have been cultivated according to the sustainable rules of organic and biodynamic viticulture. An extreme yield reduction is practised. After destemming, the grapes are fermented for two weeks in concrete tanks with only gentle circulation (no overpumping) to limit the supply of oxygen. After ageing in mostly new barrique barrels, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The red wine Griotte-Chambertin 1993 was awarded 100 points by the US wine critic Robert Parker.

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