- Coffinet Duvernay
- 2020 - 2027
- Case size
Goedhuis, July 2019
A vineyard renowned for making both red and white 1er Cru Chassagne, located high up in the slopes. This has a hint of masculinity and is a full and quite powerful wine with its natural, broad shoulders supported by a bite of tension and freshness on the finish.
The Coffinet family are very much part of Chassagne Montrachet’s wine aristocracy, having owned vineyards in the village since the mid-1800s. As with many Burgundian families, there are many offshoots, the result of generations of intermarriage with other famous local names. Our latest new discovery stems from Fernand Coffinet, whose daughter Laura met Philippe Duvernay from Rully, to create the exciting under-the-radar estate of Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay. Their 7 hectares of vines are split between village, eight different Premiers Crus and a gem of a parcel of Grand Cru.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.