2019 Domaine Fabien Coche Meursault Goutte D'Or Premier Cru
Fourth-generation vigneron Fabien Coche took over his family’s domaine in 2005. Hailing from one of Burgundies most famed families (Coche-Dury was part of the same domaine until 1940 and is run by his cousin Raphael), Fabien has quickly become the Coche of the current generation making the most waves. His enviable vineyard holdings total nearly 11 hectares spread across Meursault, Monthelie, Pommard and Auxey-Duresses. Organic farming has been practiced here since 1998 for the 40 plots of vines that the family owns. Average vine age is impressive with more than 60% of vines over 60 years old.
Fabien sources his Gouttes D'Or from 80+ year old vines located in the middle of the appellation in one of its best premier cru sites. Gouttes D'Or gained its name from the from the tiny flint stones which glistened in the vineyard, hence the name meaning 'drops of gold'.