The Drouhin vineyard is at mid-slope, on a mild incline with an east/south-east exposure. It is the largest parcel in the Clos des Mouches (14 hectares - 35 acres), one half planted with chardonnay, the other half with pinot noir.
- FRA - Burgundy
Winery Tasting Notes
Beautiful, deep-red ruby colour, with the bright sheen of great Burgundies.
Intense and fresh nose for 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 always clear-cut and the texture fleshy. The body is firm without being rough, well meshed without being heavy. There is great freshness in the younger wines. With age, the wine gets rounder. It takes on "gras" (velvety texture) and a more precise architecture, supported by silky tannins. It is lively and refined at the same time.
An exceptional wine.