Joseph Drouhin, Cote de Beaune Blanc
There are not many whites wines made in the Cote de Beaune appellation. This one is made from a very specific blend of Drouhin's own vineyards grown on the amphitheatre of vineyards overlooking the town of Beaune. Taken from less than 1 hectare of land in declassified 1er Cru sites, including the famous Clos des Mouches, this is a wine that is rare and seriously good. Light honey and lemongrass on the nose lead to a bright but substantial palate that shows ripe yellow fruit and developing nuttiness.
Maison Joseph Drouhin are a family-owned and run company based right in the historical heart of the historic town of Beaune. They are steeped in history. Cellars under their central location run for multiples of kilometres and show evidence of major historical occupations from fragments of Roman walls to the bricks used to hide wine from the Nazis in the 1940s.
All of their wines are certified organic and their own domaine vineyards are biodynamic. You won't see this anywhere on their labels however, because their belief is that quality in the glass is the only way in which their wines should be judged. True, they believe that this is best done via organic farming, but this in itself isn't reason for preferential treatment: that comes when you try their wines!
- Fine Dining
- Medium Bodied
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