Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2005

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

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Item No. 92481
  • WS88
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The appellation "Côte de Beaune" is exclusively given to the wines produced in the Beaune area. They have a distinguished and specific character due to the soil and exposure of the vineyards. It also happens fairly often that the cuvées of young vines of Clos des Mouches are declassified to Côte de Beaune.

As everywhere in the Côte d'or, Pinot Noir is the only grape variety used in this appellation. The soil, hard and chalky, is not very deep. The slope can be steep and the exposure is South/South-East.

When young, Côte de Beaune has a nice purple hue. The nose offers pretty and delicate fruit flavours such as raspberry or red currant. On the palate, tannins are smooth. The wine is pleasant to drink and has a nice finish. This relatively rare appellation is making a very good wine.

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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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