Just Landed: Domaine Duroché 2018

Vivian Liang | January 19, 2021

Domaine Duroché 2018

As a fan of Domaine Duroché, I could not wait to share the newly arrived 2018 vintage with you. Managed by the talented Pierre Duroché, the Domaine has a total of 8.25 hectares in Gevrey-Chambertin. Natural yeasts are used during fermentation with ageing in barrel and careful use of new oak. Pierre Duroché’s wines are especially sensual and light on their feet with the character of the vineyards shining through. 

 A warm and fine growing season overall, 2018 is regarded as one of the finest vintages in recent years. As much as I adore mature Pinot Noir, I enjoy drinking young Burgundies for their vibrance and transparency. To this end, Duroché’s 2018 wines are brilliant, showing amazing energy and purity. The Chambertin Clos de Beze is one of the finest expressions of this vineyard with incredible richness and depth - I have no doubt this wine will age beautifully. I also love the Lavaux-Saint-Jacques 1er Cru because of its abundant ripe fruit and floral aromas. The domaine produces another bottling from this vineyard made from old vines, the Vieilles Vignes, which shows intense concentration of flavor. 

 As demand for Burgundy continues to grow, I find Duroché’s moderately priced and unbelievably delicious village wines offer exceptional value. The Les Jeunes Rois is an extremely pretty village bottling for daily enjoyment. It is versatile and pairs nicely with a wide range of stir-fried dishes and salads. Below is our selection of 2018 Domaine Duroché. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.