Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "...reveals notes of crisp Anjou pear, white flowers, orange oil, fresh bread, almond paste and vanilla pod. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's elegantly muscular, with terrific concentration, lively acids and chalky grip, concluding with a long, resonant finish. This is beautifully balanced and built to age. (WK)" 93 points Vinous "...has a refined bouquet with grapefruit, yellow plum and light pressed flower scents that gradually unfold in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with touches of sea salt and quince, again, a wonderful build in the mouth with a twist of sour lemon on the finish. Meursault Villages don't get much better than this. (NM)" 93 points John Gilman "The bouquet wafts from the glass in a ripe and vibrant blend of apple, tangerine, hazelnut, a fine base of chalky soil tones, iodine and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, precise and deep at the core, with a full-bodied format, bright acids, lovely balance and grip and a long, complex and energetic finish. This has a bit more puppy fat out of the blocks than the straight Meursault bottling, but it also has a beautiful foundation of minerality. (JG)"
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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.