Domaine Fabien Coche Auxey Duresses Rouge 2015
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Domaine Fabien Coche traces its history to the 1920s when Fabien’s great-grandfather Leon Coche started his domain after acquiring six parcels in Meursault, Auxey-Duresses and Monthélie. While he did some estate bottling, most of his grapes were sold to négociants. On his passing, the estate was inherited by his 3 children – Julien (Fabien’s grandfather), Georges and Marthe. Julien, who had already founded Domaine Julien Coche-Debord in 1940 with just a single hectare in Meursault, expanded with his inheritance from his father. The estate was further enlarged when his son, Alain (Fabien’s father), took over added several notable Meursault premier crus like Les Charmes and La Goutte d’Or.
In 1991 Fabien joined the family estate and assumed primary winemaking duties in 1995, eventually assuming full control in 2005. Up through the 2013 vintage, wines were produced under the label Domaine Coche-Bizouard but the name was subsequently changed to Domaine Fabien Coche.
The domaine now has 12 hectares, located not only in Meursault but also Pommard, Auxey-Duresses, Monthélie, Saint-Romain, Saint-Aubin and Puligny-Montrachet. Impressively, 60% of the vines are over 60 years old and the Meursault premier crus vines are over 80 years old. The vines are trained to a mix of guyot simple and cordon de royat.
The vines are planted on a mixture of limestone, clay and marl, with chalkier soils found on Meursault's east-facing hillsides. No herbicides have been used since 2004, and rye grass is planted in between each row of vines to encourage higher competition.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote d'Or|
|Brand||Domaine Fabien Coche|