WINES FROM DOMAINE DUPONT-TISSERANDOT
This 23 hectare domaine based in Gevrey-Chambertin was for many years a prime destination for the best negocient houses, who were looking to buy top drawer wine from prestigious appellations (Maison Leroy were a regular customer for the Mazis-Chambertin). Selling off the production in barrel ended in the 90s, and since Didier Chevillon took over the reins in 1999 almost everything has been domaine bottled and sold under their own label.
The style of the wines is a delicate combination of purity of fruit and expression of terroir. The preference is for elegance rather than power, although the wines still have excellent mouthfeel and are very expressive. The fruit is always destemmed, prolonged cold-soaking takes place and indigenous yeasts are used in an attempt to reflect the character of each individual terroir. It seems to be working, as the critics have raved about Dupont-Tisserandot over the last few vintages, with Wine Spectator scoring the 2002 Charmes-Chambertin a massive 98 points!