The marriage of Jean-François Coche to Odile Dury in 1975 linked the domaine name, which was officially established in 1973, but many of the vines had been in their families since the 1920s. Now a total of 9 hectares in the appellations of Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Monthelie, Auxey Duresses and Corton Charlemagne, Jean François started working alongside his father at the age of fourteen. An icon in the world of white wines, many people bypass the reds like an uneducated guess. Many writers feel it is the vineyard care that sets aside the wines of Coche Dury as they continually say their rows of vines are in meticulous shape compared to other producers (not even a magnifying glass will find you a weed). It is also said that Jean-Francois and his son Raphaël are the first to rise with the sun and the last home to rest in the evening. Further, in the ultra rare case of getting a tasting in the cellar, the evening is apparently the only time you can visit as no one will be home during the day…sunlight is for vineyard care, night time is for cellar work. The wines are continuously sought after and rarely found in the secondary market. They do come up for sale at auction for sure but the quantity of bottles available are usually in the lower single digits, with the pricing in the four digits.