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Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "While the 2011 Meursault Les Rougeots is still a young wine, it's beginning to drink very well, unfurling in the glass with a beautifully integrated bouquet of lemon oil, green apple, sesame and wheat toast, framed by a very subtle touch of smoky reduction that dissipates with aeration. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and racy, with a layered, nicely concentrated core, tangy acids and a long, lingeringly stony finish. (WK)" 92 points Vinous "Bright, pale yellow. Musky citrus and stone aromas are complicated by smoke and a whiff of sulfides. Sweet, musky and energetic, with a pliant quality to the lemon and spice flavors. This very rich wine finishes with excellent cut and lift--and an impression of power. (ST)"
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The viticulture and vinification practices at Domaine Coche-Dury involve meticulous attention to detail. The vineyards are now entirely plowed, and a pneumatic press works alongside the traditional mechanical Vaslin. Grapes are firmly crushed before pressing, which contributes to the Coche-Dury style, and then fermented and matured in barrels with no more than 25% new wood, except for top wines. The whites are racked in July, when barrels of a given cuvée are blended and returned to cask for a second winter before being bottled cask by cask in April of their second year.
Jean-François' son, Raphaël, has continued the family's tradition of excellence since his father's retirement in 2010. No clones are planted in their vineyards, a rarity in Burgundy. Once in the cellar, vinifications are long and traditional, with extended lees contact to prevent oxidation and support the wines' freshness. New wood is used to extend cellar-aging potential and provide a clean slate for perfect fruit expression. Coche-Dury's wines are characterized by their signature reductive style and lean, racy acidity. This no doubt contributes to their long length on the palate and predictably consistent ageability.
The domaine's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offerings come from small parcels spread over six communes: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, and Volnay. The combination of Raphaël's expertise and the outstanding vineyards has resulted in legendary wines that showcase precision, concentration, and the classic mineral qualities of their respective terroirs.