Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Aromas of redcurrant, strawberry and violet. Lythe and silky, offering expressive flavors of blueberry, licorice and spices.
Notes: Aged in barrel (25% new)
The Domain: Domaine Bernard Dubois is a tiny domaine of 7 hectares that is based in the village of Chorey-Les Beaune. The current owner and winemaker, Jacques Dubois, is the 5th generation of his family to make wine in this small village. Jacques continues his family’s tradition of making terroir-pure wines from their small parcels around Chorey and Savigny. The domaine farms their high altitude parcels with extreme care, focusing on small yields and sustainable practices. Once in the cellar, extraction is kept to an absolute minimum, only indigenous yeasts are used, and the wines are aged and fermented in barrel. In 2009, tragedy struck the Dubois family when Jean-Luc Dubois (Jacques’ cousin) died at a very young age. Leaving behind a wife, young daughter and winery, Jacques decided to take on the responsibility of maintaining the vineyards owned by Jean-Luc so that they can be passed down to his daughter once she became of age. Until that happens, he committed himself to honoring his cousin by maintaining Jean-Luc’s winemaking legacy. The results speak for themselves, as the range of wines are terroir pure, mineral focused beauties with depth and immense clarity.