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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2005
Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2005
(search item no. 92481)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $26.09

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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About Maison Joseph Drouhin:

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 site nursery, plowing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and aging in oak.

As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune, the quality of its vineyards and 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.

Starting with Joseph Drouhin, who founded Maison Joseph Drouhin over a century ago, a great estate has evolved with important holdings in Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis and, most recently, Oregon.

MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN AWARDED ORGANIC CERTIFICATION Estate-grown Grapes of 2009 Vintage and later Now Officially Organic. Twenty years after Philippe Drouhin first began introducing organic practices to the vineyards making up the family company’s domaine (estate), Maison Joseph Drouhin (MJD), has been awarded organic certification for all grapes grown within its vineyards beginning with the 2009 vintage.