Joseph Drouhin Clos de Vougeot 1996

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

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Item No. 720
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • RP92
  • WS90
  • 2004
  • WE96
  • 2000
  • ST92
  • 1985
  • WS94
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Winemaker's Notes

In the Cote de Nuits, nestled between Vosne-Romanee and Chambolle-Musigny, lie the Clos de Vougeot vineyard and its Chateau. Famous all over the world, it is a true masterpiece of Burgundy. The beautiful Chateau in the middle of the vineyards was built by the monks of the Coteaux abbey in the latter part of the 12th Century. It is now the headquarters of the "Confrere des Chevaliers du Tastevin" (the well-known wine society) and the setting for its prestigious banquets. The vineyard is situated on a gentle slope facing directly East. The soil is a mix of limestone with varying amounts of clay. The closest neighbor is Musigny on one side, and Grands-Echezeaux on the other. The only grape variety is Pinot Noir. Joseph Drouhin owns several parcels in this prestigious Grand Cru. At harvest time, the grapes are picked by hand in small crates and then brought to the winery in Beaune. Fermentation and maceration are traditional: the grapes ferment in open wooden vats with the cap being regularly punched down and the juice pumped over. After 18 months of ageing in oak barrels, the wine is fined with egg-whites prior to bottling. Clos de Vougeot has a deep red colour. Aromas are reminiscent of raspberry and wild cherry. With time, the nose changes to more complex flavours such as stewed fruit and truffles. Well-balanced, distinctive and elegant, Clos de Vougeot has a good structure with refined tannins. It also has very good ageing potential, 10 to 20 years depending on the quality of the vintage.

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Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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