Domaine Jean Durup
One of the largest independent estates in Chablis, Domaine Durup has been producing wine for centuries as it has been passed down through the family. Today, Jean-Paul Durup runs the show following the practices of lutte raisonnée. Its scale testifies both to the particular circumstances of the Chablis appellation, where vineyard expansion has increased the area under fivefold since 1970, and to the remarkable driving force of its owner.
The domaine style is pure, aromatic medium weight Chablis which drinks very well young. No oak is used in the vinification or ageing process. Nonetheless, the wines age very well. A credit to the unrivalled range of mature vineyards with which to work.
|Wine||Grapetype(s)||Vine age||Soil type||Vineyard area|
|Petit Chablis||Chardonnay||45-50 years old||Limestone clay with Kimmeridgian & Portlandian||30ha|
|Chablis||Chardonnay||45-50 years old||Limestone clay with Kimmeridgian & Portlandian and Portlandian||130ha|
|Chablis 1er cru Fourchaume||Chardonnay||45-50 years old||Limestone clay with Kimmeridgian & Portlandian and Portlandian||18ha|
|Chablis 1er cru Vau de Vey||Chardonnay||35-40 years old||Limestone clay with Kimmeridgian & Portlandian and Portlandian||8ha|
|Chablis 1er cru Montée de Tonnerre||Chardonnay||45-50 years old||Limestone clay with Kimmeridgian & Portlandian and Portlandian||2ha|
Viticulture / Vinification
- Élevage in stainless steel
- Ageing on fine lees with bâtonnage