Domaine Pierre Damoy

There have been numerous family members in charge of this long-standing domaine and Pierre Damoy took over from his uncle Jacques in 1992.

Famous for their extensive grand cru holdings – by far the largest owner of Clos-de-Bèze with almost 5.4ha in total! While fruit is still sold off to négociants Pierre keeps back the best grapes for himself. Yields are very low, due to the old age of the vines and meticulous work in the vineyard. The resulting wines are dense, rich and concentrated with great finesse and aromatic intensity.

This domaine can certainly reclaim its status as one of the region’s finest domaines under the inspired direction of Pierre.

 

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    11ha

  • Winemaker

    Pierre Damoy

  • Established

    1920s

  • Cultivation

    Durable viticulture

  • Website

    www.domaine-pierre-damoy.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot Pinot Noir Between 65 & 90 years old Clay & limestone 1.45ha
Chapelle-Chambertin grand cru Pinot Noir On average 70 years old Clay & limestone 2.2ha
Chambertin grand cru Pinot Noir - Clay & limestone 0.5ha
Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru Pinot Noir Between 60-90 years old Fine soil. Fossil-rich 5.36ha

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts for fermentations
  • Picks relatively late
  • Grapes are destemmed
  • Long pre-fermentation cold soak (up to 10-15 days)
  • Fermentation lasts for 15 days in open-top fermenters
  • Minimal extraction - pigeage only
  • 30-40% new oak for the Clos Tamisot
  • Up to 70% new oak for the grands crus, depending on the vintage
  • Mixture of tonnelleries: Francois Frères, Ermitage & Berthomieu
  • Left in barrel for 18-24 months (occasionally longer)
  • Wines are unfined & unfiltered