Attending Winemaker: Pierre Duroché
Philippe Duroché started his domaine with 3 hectares in 1954 and slowly built it up to its current size, a little over eight hectares. From 2005 to 2008 Philippe’s grandson, Pierre, jointly ran the domaine alongside his father Gilles. Today, Pierre manages the vineyards and winemaking on his own, hoping to continue the family tradition of creating elegant, delicious wines. Starting with the 2014 vintage, Pierre introduced a special new cuvée, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Vignes 23, made exclusively from vines planted before 1923. Most of the grapes come from a parcel adjacent to Clos St Jacques that is plowed exclusively by horse. His Gevrey-Chamertin holdings also include three village wines, 3 additional premier crus (Champeaux, Cazetieres, and Estournelles St-Jacques), and four Grand Crus (Charmes Chambertin, Latricières Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Griotte Chambertin). Only natural yeasts are used during the fermentation, and ageing is done in 10-20% new oak barrels for the village wines, 30-50% for the Premier Cru, and 50-75% for the Grand Crus.
A selection of signature appellations:
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques "Vignes 23"
Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru