Joseph Drouhin Mersault Chardonnay
|Region||Côte des Blancs, France|
The House cherishes an ideal of elegance and perfection. The “Joseph Drouhin style” marries balance, harmony, finesse and character. This combination of riches provides infinite pleasure.
The wines are recognizable for their great purity of taste. Young, they possess fruity and enticing aromas; with age, wines from great vineyards/appellations acquire a sumptuous complexity.
Soil: different types of soil are found: deep and colorful around the village, clearer and lighter at mid-slope and nearly white and very rocky in the upper reaches of the appellation
Origin: Côte des Blancs,France
Aging: 12 months in barrels (25% in new oak)
Colour: Golden colour
Aroma: Honey,linden flower (“tilleul”), hazelnut butter, sometimes even chamomile or hawthorn.
Palate: A silky roundness. Long on the aftertaste, with flavours of yellow plum and gingerbread.
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew. At the same time, the founder’s passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin
continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as
vineyards – mostly premier and grand crus – were acquired in all major areas. Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture. Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails.
From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance. The style of Joseph Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure. Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents. Its active presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living.