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Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2000
Corton Charlemagne is magnificently situated on an impressive hill dominating the village of Aloxe-Corton. As the slope turns from East to West, most of the vineyards face due South.
Joseph Drouhin has an estate in Corton Charlemagne. The utmost care is given to the vines : low yields, no fertilizer, no weed killer. Ploughing and leaf removal are used when necessary. The wine-making techniques are traditional : barrel fermentation, ageing in oak barrels.
Corton Charlemagne is a strong, rich and luscious wine, very long and persistent on the palate. It has a lovely intense golden hue, even when young. Often, the nose profers aromas such as cinnamon, green walnuts, pepper, exotic fruit and amber. There is someting massive about this wine, and no word can truly describe the awe that it inspires.
Corton Charlemagne benefits from long cellaring : it should not be drunk before 4 to 5 years of age and can keep very well 10 to 15 years.
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.