Estate: Maison Joseph Drouhin was founded over 130 years ago and is headed now by the 4th generation of the Drouhin family, Frédéric, along with his siblings Véronique, Philippe and Laurent. Today, with 73 hectares assembled over the years through purchases and agreements between families, the estate is one of the largest in all of Burgundy.
Philosophy: Natural practices have granted them the capability to achieve their goal of expressing “the exact character of each terroir” in their wines.
Winemaking: “Our credo is to bring natural answers to natural problems.” They are passionate about organic and biodynamic viticulture with methods such as herb-based vine treatments, natural predators rather then chemicals, and plowing by horse. The 2015 harvest was lower in volume then usual since the Beaujolais region received very little rain, which resulted in smaller sized grapes and less acidity in the wines [especially in comparison to the 2014 vintage].
Tasting Notes: Deep red-violet in colour with cheerful aromas of candied violet, wild strawberry, raspberry and hints of damp cedar. Bright and fresh with flavours paralleling the vivid aromas, tart blackberry on the clean finish balances the sweet, juicy fruit. Wonderfully easy drinking, don’t be surprised how swiftly your glass empties.
Bottled by Joseph Drouhin