- 92-94 Punkte VINOUS, Neal Martin: „The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru comes from east-facing vineyards within the Les Languettes, a small production of six barrels. It has a closed and stubbornly backward bouquet that is outflanked by the Clos des Mouches Blanc. The tensile palate delivers good acidity and notes of orange zest and light peach notes, quite pure, and a spicy stem ginger and salty peanut finish. Very fine.“
- 94 Punkte DECANTER, Tim Atkin: „One for lovers of Corton with some muscularity, this sturdy red hails from two parcels in the Grand Cru - the Drouhins pulled out a third in Bressandes - and has plenty of fruit sweetness to soften the tannic grip. Floral top notes lead you into a palate with juicy plum and mulberry fruit and enough acidity to bring freshness to the finish. Drinking Window 2025 – 2032“
- 17 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON, Julia Harding: „East facing unlike much of Corton. In the Languettes climat. The first of their own vineyards that Philippe Drouhin ran biodynamically. About 30% new oak for their grands crus. Usually just six barrels. Cask sample.
Spicy with a hint of coconut but it is more the lees effect than the oak that clothes the fruit here. Pretty oaky on the palate with an unexpected oak sweetness. Véronique Drouhin says this wine often has a hint of violets but I can’t pick that out. I do agree with her that there is some tannin here but it is well integrated in this long, powerful wine. Really persistent with a salty, mouth-watering finish even if the acidity is modest.“
- 96 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „A ripe and generous Corton-Charlemagne with a caramelized-pear aroma, but the stony character that’s typical for the site is the dominant aspect of the wine. Serious structure here! Drink or hold.“
|James Suckling:||96 JS|
|Region:||BurgundCote de Beaune|
|Jancis Robinson:||17,0 JR|
|Reben:||Pinot Noir, Durchschnittsalter 39 Jahre, 10.000-12.500 Reben pro Hektar|
|Im Weinberg:||Lehm-Kalk-Böden, steininger Boden im oberen Bereich des Weinberges, in der Mitte Lehm und Mergel|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||VineyardSite: at the southern end of the Beaune appellation, next to Pommard. The Drouhin vineyard is at mid-slope, on a mildincline with an east/south-east exposure. It is the largest parcel of the Clos des Mouches (14 hectares - 35 acres), one halfplanted with chardonnay, the other half with pinot noir. History & tradition: the name "mouches" means flies. There were once bee-hives in this sun-drenched "clos" (vineyardenclosure); the bees in the local dialect were called "mouches à miel" (honey flies), hence the name Clos des Mouches. Itis one of the first vineyards acquired by Maurice Drouhin (the founder's son) in the 1920's. With great determination, hebought 41 different parcels from 8 proprietors. It is planted equally in red and white grapes and both wines have achievedmythical status for the House of Joseph Drouhin.Soil: clay and limestone. Rocky soil in the upper part of the vineyard. At the center, the soil is limestone and marl. Thislight composition is responsible for the great finesse of the wine. Domaine area: 6.75 ha. (16.875 acres).Average age of the vines: 39 years. ViticultureBiological cultivation since 1990; biodynamic cultivation a few years later.Vine stocks: "sélection massale" (propagation of new vine stocks from a number of selected vines) done at the Drouhinnursery; also clones of recognized quality.Soil maintenance: compost of manure and white wood, sometimes guano (seabird manure used as fertilizer). Soil isploughed either by tractor or by horse to manage spreading of weedsTreatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used: infusions and macerations of plant materials,sulfur and copper, powdered rock. Natural predators are not eliminated.Plantation density: from 10,000 to 12,500 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir and limit theproduction of each vine stock.Pruning: Guyot.Yield: we aim to keep our yields low, more in line with the previous regulation, around 20% less than allowed by thecurrent law. VinificationHarvesting: by hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit.Sorting of the grapes: in the vineyard and at the cuverie (winery) if necessary.Maceration: maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeksindigenous yeastsmaceration and fermentation temperatures under totalcontrolJoseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance to a wine butshould never be detrimental to its finesse and typical character."Pigeage" (punching down of the cap during fermentation): once a day until half of fermentation is done; one pumpingover (remontage) per day till the end of the fermentation.Pressing: separation of free run juice from pressed juice.AgeingType: in barrels (20% in new oak).Length: 14 to 18 months.Origin of the wood: French oak forests (Tronçay in particular).Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of thecontributing elements to the elegance of the wine.Follow-up: barrel by barrel.Fining ("collage", to clarify the wine): light, after careful tasting. Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation, barrel by barrel. The dataobtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority isgiven to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin"An exceptional wine. Beautiful, deep-red ruby colour, with the bright sheen of great Burgundies. Intense and fresh nosefor the young wines. Primary notes of red fruit dominate, such as Morello cherry ("griotte", or wild cherry), raspberry,blackberry. There are hints of complexity with smoky flavours evolving towards liquorice. When the wine is maturing,aromas of pepper, tobacco, humus and undergrowth appear. When drinking the wine, the first impression is alwaysclear-cut and the texture fleshy. The body is firm without being rough, well meshed without being heavy. There is greatfreshness in the younger wines. With age, the wine gets rounder. It takes on "gras" (velvety texture) and a more precisearchitecture, supported by silky tannins. It is lively and refined at the same time. There remains a final and most pleasingsensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins, as the wine lingers on the palate".VintageThe 2016 crop was low in quantity but its quality provides a nice surprise.The mature grapes gave deep ruby-coloured wines displaying notes of black fruit mingled with hints of violet and spices.The palate is round and generous.The wines are typical of their terroir.ServingTemperature: 16°C (61-62°F).Cellaring: 5 to 40 years.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Maison Joseph Drouhin, 7 rue d'Enfer, F-21200 Beaune|
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