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Joseph Drouhin, 'Clos des Mouches' Beaune Blanc 1990
France / White

Joseph Drouhin, 'Clos des Mouches' Beaune Blanc 1990

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from the Domaine:

"Site: at the southern end of the Beaune appellation, next to Pommard. The Drouhin vineyard is at mid-slope, on a mild incline with an east/south east exposure. It is the largest parcel of the Clos des Mouches (14 hectares - 35 acres), one half planted with chardonnay, the other with pinot noir.

History & tradition: the name "mouches" means flies. There were once bee-hives in this sun-drenched "clos" (vineyard enclosure); the bees in the local dialect were called "mouches à miel" (honey flies), hence the name Clos des Mouches. It is one of the first vineyards acquired by Maurice Drouhin (the founder's son) in the 1920's. With great determination, he bought 41 different parcels from 8 proprietors. It is planted out in equal quantities of red and white grapes and both wines have achieved mythical status for the House of Joseph Drouhin."

 

Country
France
Sub-Region
Beaune
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Chardonnay
Farming
Organic
Soil
clay and limestone. Rocky soil in the upper part of the vineyard. At the center, the soil is limestone and marl.
Winemaking
Fermented and aged barrel, 25% new, fro 12-15 months