Hidden Gem of Gevrey:
2017 Duroche Gevrey-Chambertin Champ

Posted by Ian McFadden

Across the board, Duroché's wines offer a stunning depth of complexity and amazingly clear terroir imprints.

Since Pierre Duroché joined his father at the estate in 2005, quality has skyrocketed. Thankfully, Duroché's prices prove that word still isn't out about the domaine.

It's the incredible quality coming out of Duroché and the domaine's relatively low-profile that led critic Neal Martin to ask, "How the hell have I missed Duroché?"

Along with an impressive cast of Grand Crus, Duroché has great lieu-dit holdings in Gevrey. Today, we focus on the "Champ" bottling. Duroché’s Champ comes from northern Gevrey, from a site averaging 40-45 year old vines. Champ's signature is refinement, freshness and detailed minerality.

The 2017 "Champ" is a profoundly exciting bottle. The vintage endowed "Champ" with a remarkable refinement, verve and soil tinged aromatics. If you ask a winemaker from Burgundy to describe the 2017 vintage, many will respond with a single word: Joyful! The 2017 "Champ" offers up delightful drinking, but also some serious depth and complexity.

Finding great value in the Côte de Nuits can be a real challenge. For us, Duroché has been a godsend. The wines are startling in their elegance, vividness and value. When you taste Duroché's 2017 "Champ", it's clear that important things are happening at the domaine.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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