In 1880 Joseph Drouhin founded the eponymous wine merchant, but it was his son, Maurice, who after the First World War, started to buy some of the good parcels around Beaune, including the famous Clos des Mouches. Maurice's nephew, Robert, continued his uncle's good work and expanded the domain in to certain prestigious terrroirs, such as Musigny, Griotte-Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Bonnes Mares, Grands Échézeaux, etc. A pioneer in vinification methods, he was one of the first winemakers in Burgundy to move towards sustainable farming principles: limited fertilisers and treatments, yield management, etc. The Joseph Drouhin house has been managed by Robert Drouhin's four children since 2003. This famous house in Beaune is internationally renowned and consists of 72 hectares of vineyard, divided in to 26 ha of red and 46 ha of white. It spreads from north to south between Chablis (38 hectares), Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune (30 hectares). In 1987 the Domaine also acquired vines in Orégon.
About the cuvée
For over forty years, the Drouhin family has been exploiting exceptional vineyard plots in Chablis, covering grand cru (Vaudésir, Les Clos, Les Preuses and Les Bougros), premier cru and Village, giving a total area of 46 hectares. Run according to organic agriculture and biodynamic principles, the estate produces harmonious, refined wines, bottling them with the "Drouhin Vaudon" label. The Vaudésir Grand Cru has a pure, crystalline visual aspect with green hints. The nose reveals fresh aromas of fruit (lemons), white flowers and a spicy side. On the palate, the wine is extremely elegant and complex, with iodised notes and a long finish.
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