2019 Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages
2019 Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages; Burgundy, France
Winemaker Notes; “A true delight and a great harmony! A beautiful purple color. On the nose, delicate and fruity aromas such as strawberry and red currant. On the palate, the tannins are refined and lend a nice roundness to the body. Elegant aftertaste”. –Veronique Boss-Drouhin
JM93 Jasper Morris; This is a mix of purchased fruit from the Grande Chatelaine vineyard, which may only be sold as Côte de Beaune, and declassified fruit from some Drouhin’s own Beaune 1er Cru vines. So great value! Rich bright purple, with a super-seductive yet fresh bouquet. Energy and finesse together. Has its own distinct label within the family of Clos des Mouches. Superb weight of smooth red fruit right across the palate and very good length.Barrel Sample: 91-93
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
Côte de Beaune-Villages is an appellation of the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. Created in 1937, the appellation covers the red wines from 14 villages along the Côte d’Or escarpment. Unsurprisingly, the principal red grape used to make these wines is Pinot Noir.
Joseph Drouhin is one of Burgundy’s most important wine producers. Founded in Beaune in 1880, the domaine has expanded throughout the 20th Century to include vineyards in Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise, making everything from simple, village-level cuvées to highly priced grand cru and premier cru wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.