Pinot Noir, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Côte de Beaune
A true delight and a great harmony! A beautiful purple color and delicate and fruity aromas such as strawberry and red currant on the nose. On the palate, the tannins are refined and lend a nice roundness to the body. Elegant aftertaste.
The vines are planted on the hill overlooking the city of Beaune. This wine comes from the vines of the Joseph Drouhin estate as well as from the younger vines of Clos des Mouches and other Premier Crus of Beaune that have been declassified. The soil is chalky, not very deep and a slope that can be steep with South/South-East exposure.
Aged in oak barrels grown in the French high forest, including 20% of new barrels for 12 to 16 months.
The reds from 2018 are vivid, structured and aromatically expressive. They show a great balance between alcohol and acidity, a sign of a great vintage.
While the Estate now encompasses 93 hectares in some of the most prestigious ‘climats’ of Burgundy, one must go back to the year 1880 to feel the pulse of Maison Joseph Drouhin. By focusing on wine quality and respecting the diversity of Burgundy's vineyards, quickly combining the roles of négociant, producer, and above all, owner, the House quickly made a name for itself in the world. The generations of Drouhin succeeded each others, strengthening the House's reputation through the acquisition of numerous prestigious plots all over Burgundy. Guided by the revelation of these magical terroirs, unwavering ethics, and the distinctive Drouhin style characterized by finesse and elegance.
Maison Joseph Drouhin is rich with history and tradition. It is now directed by the four great-grandchildren of Joseph Drouhin. They grew up in the vineyards and acquired a deep understanding of wine alongside their father, Robert Drouhin. They all have their own role and they share the same passion for wine. The fifth generation is also making its mark, with Laurène, the eldest daughter of Véronique, joining the House in 2020.
At the operational helm of the House from 1957 to 2003, Robert Drouhin played an essential role in its modern development. He significantly expanded the estate, particularly in Grand Crus, and added the acquisitions in Chablis in 1968, as well as the establishment of the Oregon estate alongside his daughter Véronique in 1987.