Domaine Jean-François Coche-Dury - Cordero Distribuzione

It's 1920 when at 25 rue Charles Giraud in Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Léon Coche creates the Domaine Coche. From the start, he produces and bottles some wine himself, while also selling part of the grapes to the local winemakers, also known as "negociants."

In the following years, Léon’s son, Georges, continues what his father started and takes over the business’s reins. Subsequently, Georges’ son, Jean-François, at the age of just 14, begins to have an interest in the family’s business and starts working in the vineyards alongside his father until 1973, when he officially becomes the owner of the Domaine.

Following Jean-François’s marriage to Odile Dury in 1975, the estate was later on expanded and renamed DOMAINE J.-F. COCHE-DURY.

Since 2001, Jean-Francoise’s son, Raphaël, after completing his studies in viticulture and enology, has been working in the family’s business. Raphael became partner in 2003, while his father little by little started being less involved in the business until his retirement in 2010.

Following his father footsteps, Raphael is always seeking to work while maintaining the quality.
The cultivated grape varieties include the typical Burgundy’s ones: Aligoté and Chardonnay, planted on eight hectares and growing in some of the most prestigious vineyards in the entire region. The Pinot Noir covers instead the remaining two and a half hectares.

The work in the vineyards as well as in the cellar is carried out with great care and thorough details. The vineyards are cultivated with the utmost respect, and the vinification is of a traditional nature.

After a light pressing, when the sediments have settled, the wine is fermented in barrels (15 to 20% are new). After that, the wine sees 18 months of refinement in order to slowly clarify it and avoid filtration.

The wines obtained are extraordinarily fresh and intense, with great aging potential.

Thanks for the love of the land, and the historical importance of the region, we can clearly see in Jean-Francois and Raphael’s eyes the same work dedication as the Cistercians that in the past also cultivated the same land.