Wine Beaune "Clos des Mouches" rouge AOC, 2016
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The wine is dark ruby red color with a beautiful shine.
Taste wine crisp, rich, with a fleshy texture. With age, the wine becomes velvety, round structure and silky tannins. It is a living, fine wine with a harmonious, full finish.
The wine has a fresh, intense aroma with notes of cherry Morello, raspberry and blackberry, smoke and licorice nuances. With age, the bouquet is manifested notes of pepper, tobacco and undergrowth.
Wine perfectly complement the taste of the traditional French meat dishes. It is fed to mature cheeses, venison and other game.
Beaune "Clos des Mouches" - a powerful, rich, perfectly balanced wine that has received its name from the area in which it grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Earlier this sun-drenched plot (clos) located apiary. "Mouches" translated from French means "fly". Bees in the local dialect called "mouches à miel" - honey flies. This is one of the first vineyards acquired by Maurice Drouhin in 20s of XX century. It is located in the southern part of Beaune, in the middle of the slope, with a gentle slope to the east and south-east and is just over 25 hectares. The soils are composed of clay and limestone. In the upper part of the vineyard soils are rocky, and in the central dominated marl and limestone. Such a structure of the earth gives the wine a great finesse. The average age of the vines is 40 years. High density planting grapes - up to 12,500 plants per hectare, and yields - low: 20% less than allowed by applicable law. Since 1990, the company's vineyards are processed in accordance with the principles of biological and biodynamic farming.
Vintage Pinot Noir for Bon "Clos de Mouche" has been very carefully selected and collected by hand in small wooden boxes to prevent damage to the berries. Maceration and fermentation lasts 18 days. When a temperature-controlled fermentation and daily pizhazhem only natural yeast. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in French oak barrels, of which 20% - the new, for 14-18 months. Wine storage capacity is 10-20 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, since 1957, has expanded ownership, acquired vineyards in the regions of Italy, which does have potential. In the acquisition of vineyards always invest more, but the pride of the house wine is the vineyard "Clos de Mouches" around Bon. 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 of processing the vineyards, excluding the use of all kinds of pesticides and chemicals.
Today owning Joseph Drouhin over 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. The style is based on the refinement of taste and refinement. A distinctive feature of wine - a striking purity of taste, the giver of pleasure infinitely long.