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Joseph Drouhin Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1989

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According to the legend, a plough, one day, unearthed an ancient sculpture representing the three goddesses of fecundity. Called the "Good Mothers" by the locals, it soon became "Bonnes-Mares" (from "Bonnes-Mères"). This Grand Cru vineyard is halfway between Le Chambertin and Le Musigny, and yet is not as well known. Its overall surface is 15 hectares (37,5 acres), straddling two communes : Morey (the smaller portion) and Chambolle. Maison Joseph Drouhin is the proud owner of a beautiful parcel on the Chambolle side, planted of course with Pinot Noir. It is located on a gentle slope. Its soil, made up of small chalky stones, is very light and relatively easy to work. Yet, it is a very low yielding vineyard, made even more so because of the age of the vines and their severe "Guyot" pruning. No fertilizers or weed killers are used. The grapes are hand-picked and brought to the Drouhin cellars in small crates. Joseph Drouhin's winemaking technique remains strictly traditional. Fermentation and maceration occur in wooden open vats with punching down of the cap and pumping over of the juice. The wine ages in oak barrels for 18 months and is fined with egg whites prior to bottling. Bonnes-Mares is a wine of great breed : a sumptuous ruby-red colour, with an intense and luminous hue. Complex aromas reveal wild cherry and some discrete notes of brown tobacco. With age, truffle and musc become more evident. The structure, always firm, enables the wine to age and improve remarkably through the years. Only the greatest dishes can do justice to Bonnes-mares, together with the traditional accompaniments for a Grand Cru of Burgundy : roasted or grilled meats, fowl, venison and well aged cheeses.

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 ... Read more
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. Read less

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According to the legend, a plough, one day, unearthed an ancient sculpture representing the three goddesses of fecundity. Called the "Good Mothers" by the locals, it soon became "Bonnes-Mares" (from "Bonnes-Mères"). This Grand Cru vineyard is halfway between Le Chambertin and Le Musigny, and yet is not as well known. Its overall surface is 15 hectares (37,5 acres), straddling two communes : Morey (the smaller portion) and Chambolle. Maison Joseph Drouhin is the proud owner of a beautiful parcel on the Chambolle side, planted of course with Pinot Noir. It is located on a gentle slope. Its soil, made up of small chalky stones, is very light and relatively easy to work. Yet, it is a very low yielding vineyard, made even more so because of the age of the vines and their severe "Guyot" pruning. No fertilizers or weed killers are used. The grapes are hand-picked and brought to the Drouhin cellars in small crates. Joseph Drouhin's winemaking technique remains strictly traditional. Fermentation and maceration occur in wooden open vats with punching down of the cap and pumping over of the juice. The wine ages in oak barrels for 18 months and is fined with egg whites prior to bottling. Bonnes-Mares is a wine of great breed : a sumptuous ruby-red colour, with an intense and luminous hue. Complex aromas reveal wild cherry and some discrete notes of brown tobacco. With age, truffle and musc become more evident. The structure, always firm, enables the wine to age and improve remarkably through the years. Only the greatest dishes can do justice to Bonnes-mares, together with the traditional accompaniments for a Grand Cru of Burgundy : roasted or grilled meats, fowl, venison and well aged cheeses.

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