Wine Batard-Montrachet AOC Grand Cru, 2012 (Maison Joseph Drouhin)
Wine rich golden-yellow color with a beautiful shine.
The wine has a powerful, enveloping, buttery taste with a delicate, well-balanced acidity. Long aftertaste adorn the nuances of herbs and cloves.
Elegant bouquet reveals fascinating aromas of flowers and ripe fruit (peach, apricot, yellow plum), which complement the notes of marzipan and spicy tones of white pepper and cloves.
Wine will be perfect pair with white fish, grilled scallops with mushroom and cream sauce, and other seafood.
Batard - one of the greatest white wines of Cote de Beaune. According to legend, Lord Puligny in the Middle Ages divided his fortune among his children: the eldest son of "chevalier" (knight), the daughters of "pucelles" (young girls) and their son, born out of wedlock, - "batard". Battery-Montrachet is located on a gentle slope between Puligny and Chassagne. Soil of the vineyard consists of brownish limestone mixed with gravel. The secret of this exceptional terroir is a unique collaboration between the deep layers of limestone and the roots of old vines with an average age of 69 years. Drouhin winery owns a small plot of 0.1 ha. Since 1990, Joseph Drouhin approved the vineyard biological and biodynamic approach. Only natural products are used in the household, all the procedures are carefully selected for these soils, the vine and the environment. To achieve the desired quality has been set high density planting grapes - up to 12,500 vines per hectare c low yield - 20% less than allowed by applicable law.
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru - elegant, clean wine with its own unique style. It shows excellent balance between softness and acidity, freshness, and has rich flavor characteristics. Harvest Chardonnay for fine wine "Batard-Montrachet" collected only manually in small wooden boxes to prevent damage to the berries. The grapes are sorted twice: first in the collection, and then use the sorting table at the winery. Berries are slowly pressed juice the last key is not used. Excerpt wine made within 12-15 months in French oak barrels, of which 25% - new. Wine storage capacity - 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 Drouin, who, since 1957, has expanded ownership, buying vineyards in the regions of France where 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 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 is considered the largest in the region. Wines from this manufacturer is rightly recognized as a unique, intense, delicate, their taste is revealed slowly, passing all the bright colors and the aroma of berries. A distinctive feature of the refined and sophisticated wines - amazing purity of taste, the giver of pleasure infinitely long.