Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages
A wine of great charm. Lovely raspberry colour and a brilliant hue. The nose is both refined and intense, with notes of violet, peony and red fruit syrup. As you drink it, it feels fresh and silky. Both freshness and fruit remain for quite a long time on the palate.
$18.00 / Bottle $216.00 / Case
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew.
Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas. Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture.
Although Beaujolais is part of "Greater Burgundy", it differs from Burgundy in many respects. Out of the 35,000 hectares of gamay planted throughout the world, 22,000 hectares are in the Beaujolais area, spread over 38 villages.
The soil where these vines grow is schist and pink granite. Pruning is gobelet method and very short, to control yield. Harvesting is by hand, and maceration is semi-carbonic for 4 to 10 days. Aging is in stainless steel vats.