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Joseph Drouhin Beaune Greves Premier Cru 1996

Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    The location of Beaune-Greves could not be better : right in the middle of the slope and directly above the city of Beaune : a perfect place to admire the city's medieval skyline, the multicoloured tiles of the Hospices and the roof of Maison Joseph Drouhin, near the Coll'giale Church. As it happens, Drouhin owns a large parcel in this vineyard. Beaune-GrSves is on a very steep slope. Its name probably comes from the French word "graviers" (small pebbles), due to the abundance of small rocks mixed with brownish soil. The vines of the Domaine are planted in Pinot Noir fin. Their density is extremely high and the pruning very severe. No fertilizers nor weed killers are used. The grapes are hand-picked and brought to the Drouhin cellars in small crates. Joseph Drouhin's winemaking technique remains traditional, fermentation occurs in wooden vats with punching down of the cap and pumping over the juice. The wine ages in oak barrels for almost two years and is fined with egg-whites prior to bottling. Together with Clos des Mouches, GrSves is to many people the greatest Beaune Premier Cru. The youthful blackcurrant aromas leave place to characteristic smoky flavours among which, pipe tobacco, with its spicy tone, is the most distinctive. With its elegant tannins and its light woody touch on the aftertaste, this is a seductive wine. The wines of Beaune and Beaune-GrSves in particular, are well suited to great cuisine and to fine meats: grilled veal or beef would be best with a younger vintage. Fowl, white meat and stews would be ideal with an older one, since Beaune-GrSves ages extremely well. But, whichever vintage you choose, it is sure to be a memorable occasion.

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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 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.

    PBC2502540_1996 Item# 735