The small-scale family domaine of Claude Dugat is something very special. A meticulous vigernon, Claude is happiest when out in his vineyards with his beloved horse Jonquille. The extraordinary fruit he is able to yield is carefully sorted and de-stemmed. Winemaking follows a modern approach with a high proportion of new oak in the grand crus. Here, like at Leroy, it works. The wines has amazing fragrance, rich, but balanced fruit and a supple texture. There is a juicy, sumptuous dark fruit intensity to his wines. His Charmes and his Griotte are amongst the very best wines of Gevrey-Chambertin benchmarks.