Domaine Coche-Dury

Jean-François Coche, a private man of few words, has let his wines do the talking for him. Few Chardonnays radiate the energy and intensity of flavour which distinguish this domaine’s entire line-up from simple Bourgogne blanc through vineyard-designated Meursaults to grand cru Corton-Charlemagne. Exacting vineyard work ensures brilliantly rich, balanced raw materials; early harvesting preserves the acidity which imparts freshness and shape; lees-intensive barrel maturation refines the wines’ sumptuous textures. A small range of reds communicates the same gripping freshness and physicality of flavour. The wine is then bottled unfiltered.
Jean-François has technically taken retirement though in practice continues to be very present, particularly in the vineyards, Son Raphaël is now in charge of winemaking, therefore. He has worked full-time alongside his father for many years and seems very much cast in the Jean-François mould. The domaine is in ultra-safe, ultra-serious hands.

These wines are offered on an allocation basis.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Meursault, Côte de Beaune

  • Total holdings

    -

  • Winemaker

    Raphaël Coche

  • Established

    1973

  • Cultivation

    Lutte Raisonnée

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne Aligoté Chardonnay - Clay, Limestone -
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay Planted in 1930, 1958, 1975 Clay, Limestone 1ha
Puligny-Montrachet Enseignères Chardonnay Planted from 1930 - 1952 Clay, Limestone 0.50 ha
Meursault (from Luchets and En La Barre) Chardonnay - Clay, Limestone 4.25 ha
Meursault Rougeots Chardonnay Planted in 1940, 1962, 1973 Clay, Limestone 0.70 ha
Meursault 1er cru Genevrières Chardonnay - Clay, Limestone -
Meursault 1er cru Perrières Chardonnay Planted in 1950, 1970, 2005 Limestone 0.50 ha
Corton-Charlemagne grand cru Chardonnay Planted in 1960 Clay, Limestone 0.33 ha
Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir Planted from 1973 - 1980 Clay, Sand 0.75 ha
Auxey-Duresses rouge Pinot Noir Planted in 1982 Clay, Limestone 0.5 ha
Monthelie rouge Pinot Noir Planted from 1987 Clay, Limestone 0.25 ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wine

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Élevage in barrique - between 15 & 22 months, depending on the wine
  • Bottled unfined & unfiltered

Red wine

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • All destemmed
  • Fined with egg whites