Joseph Drouhin - Volnay Clos des Chenes Premier Cru 2015
約瑟杜魯軒－橡木園 紅酒 2015
A wine full of charm. A beautiful, intense and luminous, ruby colour. A floral nose dominated by an aroma of violet, a signature of this wine. Other delicate notes can be detected, such as rose jam and wild strawberry (fraise des bois). Good structure on the palate, with refined tannins. Nice texture with floral and fruity flavours that seem to linger for a long time.
LA MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN
In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew. At the same time, the founder's passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas. Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture. Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails. From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance. The style of Joseph Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure. Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents. Its active presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living.
Site: south of Beaune and Pommard, Joseph Drouhin owns this beautiful vineyard in the heart of Volnay.
History & tradition: the origin of the name is oak tree ("chêne" in French) and this area may have been planted with oak
trees at some time. The Drouhin family has kept a close watch over this vineyard: some notebooks written by Robert's
father and grandfather have been handed down to the present generation and contain a treasure trove of information on
the vineyard itself and its history.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Domaine area: 0.25 ha. (0.6 acre).
Average age of the vines: 39 years.
Biological cultivation since 1990; biodynamic cultivation a few years later.
Vine stocks: "sélection massale" (propagation of new vine stocks from a number of selected vines) done at the Drouhin
nursery; also clones of recognized quality.
Soil maintenance: compost of manure and white wood, sometimes guano (seabird manure used as fertilizer). Soil is
ploughed either by tractor or by horse to manage spreading of weeds.
Treatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used: infusions and macerations of plant materials,
sulfur and copper, powdered rock. Natural predators are not eliminated.
Plantation density: from 10,000 to 12,500 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir and limit the
production of each vine stock.
Yield: we aim to keep our yields low, more in line with the previous regulation: around 20% less than allowed by the
Harvesting: by hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit.
Sorting of the grapes: in the vineyard and at the cuverie (winery) if necessary.
maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks indigenous yeastsmaceration and fermentation temperatures under total
Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance to a wine but should
never be detrimental to its finesse and typical character.
Type: in barrels (20% in new oak)
Length: 14 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the
contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.
Follow-up: barrel by barrel.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation, barrel by barrel. The data
obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is
given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
"A wine full of charm. A beautiful, intense and luminous, ruby colour. A floral nose dominated by an aroma of violet, a
signature of this wine. Other delicate notes can be detected, such as rose jam and wild strawberry (fraise des bois). Good
structure on the palate, with refined tannins. Nice texture with floral and fruity flavours that seem to linger for a long time".
Deep red colour. Intense nose of red and black fruits. The mouth is fleshy with some intensity and offers a long aftertaste.
The prestigious wines will enjoy a very long ageing potential. The more modest wines are voluptuous.
Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).
Cellaring: 5 to 20 years.