Joseph Drouhin Cote de Nuits Villages 2018
Joseph Drouhin carefully selects grapes from only a few villages in the Côte de Nuit appellation, with complex clay and limestone soils, from the southern end of the Côte de Nuits: Corgoloin, Comblanchien, Premeaux, Brochon, Couchey. The name "Côte de Nuits" comes from the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, like Beaune, the capital of its own Côte (or slope). As mentioned, the vines are planted in clay and limestone soils.
Plantation density: 10,000 vinestocks/ha in order to extract as much as possible from the terroir and limit the production of each vine stock. Pruning: Guyot. Yield: 46 hl/ha - purposely low, in order for the grapes to reveal every nuance of the terroir. Grape Supply: grapes and wine provided by long-time supply partners. Aged in barrels (10% in new French oak) for 12 to 15 months.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin on the 2018:
"A delicious red Burgundy, with harmonious flavors. Bright ruby color. On the nose, intense aromas of wild cherry, licorice and mild spices, evolving towards notes of undergrowth and mushroom. On the palate, excellent balance between tannin, acidity and "gras" (velvety texture). The aftertaste is reminiscent of little red berries".
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|