Auxey Duresses

Auxey Duresses


This village appellation was instituted in 1937. It takes the name of a village in the sub-region of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy: the charming little village of Auxey-Duresses which has about 350 inhabitants and 25 winegrowers. Its vineyard is located between Monthélie and Saint-Romain, in the center-east of France. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay represent the two major grape varieties in production. In this guide, we will make an overview of the terroir of the appellation Auxey Duresses and the best producers.

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Auey Duresses


According to historical sources, this wine region southwest of Beaune is one of the Celtic and Gallo-Roman vineyards of the Bourgogne. It was once an annex building of the abbey of Cluny which produced both grapes and cereals. The appellation Auxey Duresses produces 700,000 liters of wine each year on 1.15 km2. 70% of this production comes from Pinot Noir. Previously, a large part of the production was bottled by the winegrowers themselves under the Côte de Beaune-Village appellation. But consumer interest in Burgundy with an attractive price-performance ratio has prompted many winemakers to bottle their wines under the name Auxey-Duresses.
This appellation currently has 9 Premiers Crus on its 93 ha of vines planted with Pinot Noir. Its slopes are facing south and southeast. Its first growths are all located on the southern slope of the Bourdon mountain. The terroir is characterized by stony marl-limestone soils that give minerality and vigor to the vineyard. The climate is continental with very cold winters and hot summers. These are climatic conditions quite favorable to viticulture.

Our selection of the best producers of the Auxey-Duresses appellation:


-Domaine d'Auvenay: this small estate of 4 ha of vineyards based in Saint-Romain belongs to Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. It produces white and red wines of superior but limited quality. Its portfolio includes 5 Grands Crus including Chevalier-Montrachet, Criots-Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Bonnes Mares and Mazis-Chambertin. It also has vineyards producing Premiers Crus in small quantities and plots. Production is in tiny quantities, so it is difficult to find a bottle on the market. This skyrockets the price of a Grand Cru. Indeed, the Grands Crus of this estate are considered rare, elegant and unparalleled. They have concentrated aromas of lilies, succulent red fruits, spices and mineral notes. In the mouth, the attack is refined, supple, fleshy with a beautiful length. Tannins soften with age and become velvety. The wines of this estate have a good aging capacity. Do not hesitate to make your choice among the wines of this domain offered on our site.
-Pierre Boisson: this family estate extends over a plot of 8.5 ha. Its vineyards are located in Mersault, with small farms in Auxey-Duresses, Monthélie, Pommard and Beaune. Its red wines are adorned with a beautiful ruby color, with a round mouth, aromas of ripe and fresh red fruits, notes of spices, leather, undergrowth from their youth. They develop complex flavors and scents with age. To be enjoyed for beginner wine lovers!.
-Coche Dury: this 10.5 ha family estate located in Mersault is one of the best white wine producers in the world. The finesse, the freshness, the flexibility of the textures characterize the wines of this domain. They have a complex nose, a bouquet of shades of ripe fruit, grapes, gunpowder, oak. They are never too ripe because of the quality of the terroir and the fine structure of the acidity. Wonders to discover!
-Henri Boillot: this estate has forged a reputation for the quality of its wines in a very short time. Its vineyard extends over 15 ha distributed in some of the best terroirs of Burgundy in Puligny-Montrachet, in Mersault, Beaune, Volnay, Pommard, Clos Vougeot and Grand-cru Bâtard-Montrachet. Its wines are marketed in small quantities. They emphasize the aromas of pear, citrus, orange blossom, flowers, spices, butter. The texture is pure, rich, luxurious and superbly elegant. The wines do not lose their freshness until the persistent finish.
-Jean-Marc Roulot : the 15 ha of this family estate located in Mersault produce pristine white wines, both opulent and dense. The estate produces appellations of white wines such as Bourgogne aligoté, Monthélie 1er cru "Champs Fuillot", Meursault "Vireuils", Meursault 1er cru "Charmes Dessous", Meursault 1er cru "Clos des Bouchères", Auxey-Duresses premier cru etc. Its white wines are beautifully aromatic, fresh, juicy, concentrated with notes of pears, lemons and a spicy character. The finish is at the same time, long, mineral and pure.
-Leflaive: this prestigious family estate was created by Joseph Leflaive between 1910 and 1930. Today, the area of its vineyard is 24 ha including 4.8 ha of Grands Crus and 10.8 ha of Premiers Crus. The estate produces a creamy white wine, with aromas of citrus, flowers, fruit and notes of toast. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, vibrant with a silky and elegant texture and a beautiful acidity. The finish is mineral and fresh. Se Grands Crus and Premiers Crus are all exceptional wines expressing the terroir and having their own personality. We offer you business for amateurs and rare old vintages of this producer on the site. Make your selection among these bottles of wine and magnum available at advantageous prices!
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