- Maison Joseph Drouhin
- Le Montrachet
- 2020 - 2030
- Case size
Burghound, June 2012,
This is even more primary than the Corton-Charlemagne as here there are vestiges of fermentation aromas that presently still dominate the nose. Otherwise, there is serious size and weight to the big-bodied yet seductively textured, even silky flavors that possess an abundance of mouth coating dry extract. There is a fine minerality to the energetic and quite firmly structured finish that displays genuinely striking persistence. This will require ample cellar time to reach its full apogee.Drink: 2022+
Maison Joseph Drouhin
Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterises Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management; on site nursery, ploughing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and ageing in oak. As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune and the quality of its vineyards, the expertise resulting from years of experience in the cultivation of vines and traditional vinification. Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold authentic Burgundian style.
Le Montrachet is the most famous white Burgundy Grand Cru coming from a single 8 hectare vineyard which overlaps into the communes of Puligny and Chassagne. Even as far back as the 18th century the wines of Le Montrachet had to be reserved a year in advance - a distant precursor to the en primeur system. The south east facing vineyards give the vines maximum exposure to the sun which combined with the limestone soil produces epic results.