Joseph Drouhin Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2012

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• Domaine: Joseph Drouhin
• Appellation: Bonnes-Mares
• Classification: Grand Cru
•Côte de Nuits, Côte-d’Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Joseph Drouhin was founded in 1880 in Beaune, Burgundy, by Joseph Drouhin. The estate remains family-owned and is currently managed by the fourth generation of the Drouhin family. Joseph Drouhin owns and leases vineyards across some of the most prestigious appellations in Burgundy, including Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis, and Beaujolais. Their extensive vineyard holdings allow them to produce a wide range of wines, from village-level to Grand Cru. Some of Joseph Drouhin's most iconic wines include their Clos des Mouches Premier Cru from Beaune, their Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru from the Côte de Nuits, and their Montrachet Grand Cru from the Côte de Beaune. These wines consistently receive high praise from critics and wine enthusiasts for their elegance, complexity, and aging potential. 

Limestone is a dominant soil type in many of Joseph Drouhin's vineyards, particularly in the Côte de Beaune. Limestone-rich soils are prized for their ability to impart minerality and finesse to the wines. These soils often contain high levels of calcium carbonate, which can vary in texture from compacted limestone to crumbly marl. Clay soils are prevalent in both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, providing structure and richness to the wines. Clay soils have excellent water retention properties, ensuring vines have access to moisture during dry periods. The presence of clay can contribute to the development of powerful, full-bodied wines with velvety tannins. Marl is a mixture of clay and limestone and is commonly found in Burgundy's vineyards. Marl soils offer a balance between drainage and water retention, promoting vine health and grape ripening. Wines produced from grapes grown in marl soils often exhibit a harmonious balance of fruitiness, acidity, and minerality. Some of Joseph Drouhin's vineyards may even contain pockets of gravel and sand, particularly in lower-lying areas. The diverse soil composition of Joseph Drouhin vineyards plays a crucial role in shaping the quality and character of their wines, reflecting the richness and complexity of Burgundy's terroir.

The primary grape variety used in Joseph Drouhin Bonnes-Mares is Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is the noble red grape variety of Burgundy, known for its ability to express terroir and produce elegant, nuanced wines. In Bonnes-Mares, Pinot Noir thrives in the limestone-rich soils with a significant proportion of clay. These soil conditions, combined with the unique microclimate of the vineyard, contribute to the complexity and character of the grapes grown there.

While the optimal consumption for this wine is advertised at around 15-20 years, the potential aging is rather long, sitting at around 30 years.

Tasting Notes

"A wine with great breed. Bright, intense ruby-red colour. Complex aromas of Morello cherry ("griotte"), cherrywood, raspberry, and, in some years, a discreet touch of tobacco. As the wine ages, there are notes of truffle and musk. On the palate, a good balance between structure and texture. A remarkably long aftertaste". - Véronique Boss-Drouhin

 

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Stock Status In Stock
Vintage 2012
Brand Joseph Drouhin
Shipping Weight 3.000000

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