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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2005
Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2005
(search item no. 92483)

PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 rating: 91 points
2009 rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Gevrey-Chambertin, a large wine-producing village in the Northern part of Côte de Nuits, has one of the greatest areas covered by vines in the whole of Côte d'Or.

The soil is chalky, with a good covering layer of clayey marl which gives the wines their strength and roundness.

Gevrey-Chambertin A.O.C.(Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) can only be a red wine, with Pinot Noir the only grape variety.

Gevrey-Chambertin wines are deep-coloured and possess intense aromatic bouquet reminiscent of blackcurrant and other red and black berries. The wines are renowned for their power wich is always in harmony with a certain dose of smooth tannins. The structure of a Gevrey-Chambertin is such that it will last a long time : 5 to 15 years

Gevrey-Chambertin could be served with boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, grilled meat and great cheeses.

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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.