Stay Home and Drink Burgundy – Episode 3

Vivian Liang | August 27, 2020

Gevrey’s Rising Star - Domaine Duroché


In this episode, I am going to talk about Domaine Duroché. I have been a fan of this producer for a few years and the wines continue to impress me from vintage to vintage. 
Currently run by the hugely talented Pierre Duroché, the Domaine has a total of 8.25 hectares in Gevrey-Chambertin including three village wines, four Premieres Crus - Champeaux, Cazetieres, Estournelles St-Jacques and Lavaux St-Jacques, and four Grands Crus - Charmes Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze and Griotte Chambertin.

Natural yeasts are used during fermentation with ageing in barrel and careful use of new oak. I find the wines from Pierre Duroché especially sensual and light on their feet, with the character of the vineyards shining through. Pierre has also been widely regarded by key critics as one of the rising stars of the region.

His Grands Crus stand toe-to-toe with some of the more famed names in the village. 
My pick is his Charmes-Chambertin, which for me is one of the finest expressions of this vineyard with great richness, layers of complexity and a lingering finish. His Premier Crus are classically Gevrey in style, with savory red and dark cherry fruit and underlying
minerality. My personal favorite is Estournelles St. Jacques, which is the least known of the “St. Jacques” vineyard-trio, but offers excellent value. This particular bottle by Pierre stands out for its generosity and vibrancy.

I recommend his moderately-priced, yet unbelievably-delicious, village wines for daily enjoyment. These wines are very pretty with great transparency and purity – each one offering insight to its unique terroir. They are great meal companions and stand-alone drinkers. Here is our selection of Domaine Duroché and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!