Domaine Duroche, Gevrey-Chambertin
Starting with the 2014 vintage, Pierre Duroche introduced two special Cuvées:
Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint Jacques Vignes 1923: This wine is made exclusively from vines planted on or before 1923. Most of the grapes come from a parcel adjacent to Clos saint Jacques, south of its wall, with no access to motorized vehicles and therefore, its plowed exclusively by horse. (1-3 barrels made per vintage).
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetieres: This cuvee is coming from a tiny parcel situated on the north side of Clos Saint Jacques wall. Till the 2013 vintage its grapes were blended in to the Gevrey-Chambertin blend. Since the 2014 vintage its being vinified and bottled on its own (one barrel per vintage).
Échezeaux: In 2017, a new wine was added to the line-up, which is 2 barrels of Échezeaux. The fruit for this new cuvée is sourced from Pierre’s wife Marinne’s family domaine, in Vosne-Romanée. Pierre is involved in the harvest date, and the fruit arriving to the domaine’s cuverie receive the exact treatment as the other domaine’s wines, including the vinification, elevage in barrels and bottling process.
Combe au Moine: In 2019, Marianne and Pierre started a new project together. Unlike most négoce, they worked with the people who sold them the grapes in Combe au Moine. They vinify the grapes from start to finish. Marianne and Pierre take care everything, from the vineyard to the beginning stages of vinification and pursue the final steps at their domaine. Combe au Moine is a Premier Cru of the Gevrey-Chambertin, this vineyard is one of the most elevated in Burgundy, reaching nearly 400 meters (1,300ft) above sea level.