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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Joseph Drouhin Maranges Premier Cru 1998
Joseph Drouhin Maranges Premier Cru 1998
(search item no. 19031)

PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $23.49

Winemaker's Notes:

Maranges Premier Cru has a seductive ruby red colour and an intense nose where wild berries and damp undergrowth mingle. On the palate, it discloses an unusual sturdiness (râblé is the word used in Burgundy), especially when young: firm tannins and earthy tones are the norm. The wine smoothes out as it ages to become round and easy to drink.

Maranges Premier Cru is the perfect wine for hearty stews such as coq au vin or civet de lapin. This is a heart warming wine for cold winter evenings!

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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.