Wine Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru "Amoureuses" AOC, 1998
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Wine of deep ruby red color.
Taste wine - powerful, full, elegant, with notes of ripe red fruit, velvety tannins and a long finish.
The rich aroma of the wine reveals notes of ripe red fruit and light hints of candied fruits.
The wine goes well with grilled meats, game and cheeses.
Corton vineyards (such as Corton-Bressand) are the only class vineyards Grand Cru in Côte de Beaune. Corton name comes from "curtis" (the word for real estate in Gallo-Roman times) and "Othon" (Otho - the emperor, who owns a vineyard). Bressandes - people from Bresse - probably refers to the owners of wine, thanks to which Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru became popular all over the world.
The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes to preserve the integrity of the berries. Sorting takes place in two stages: the first time - in the vineyards, and the second - on the sorting table. Maceration and fermentation lasts approximately 2-3 weeks under complete control of temperature. Until the mid-fermentation once daily pizhazh made, throughout fermentation once daily remontazh produced. Aged wine in French oak barrels (20% - new) for 14-18 months. Wine storage capacity of up to 25 years.
Joseph Drouhin winery was founded in 1880 in Bonn. To date, this is a family business with a long tradition and centuries of history that has passed many stages of development and formation. The main contribution to the company introduced Robert Drouhin, who in 1957 began to expand ownership by acquiring vineyards in those regions of Italy, where he really has potential. In the acquisition of vineyards always invest more, but the pride of the house wine is the vineyard Clos de Mouches around Beaune. Yields specifically understated by an average of 20% of the permitted by legislation to maintain a high quality of products. Also one of the key points that the company adheres to the end of the 60s, is exclusively biodynamic and biological principles the vineyards without the use of various pesticides and chemicals.
To date, Joseph Drouhin ownership includes more than 75 hectares of vineyards and 90 appellasonov and is considered the largest in the region. Their wine is rightly recognized as a unique, intense, delicate taste which is revealed slowly, passing all the bright colors and the aroma of berries. Joseph Drouhin wine can conquer any critic and journalist.