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Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premiere Cru les Amoureuses 1990

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In French, "Les Amoureuses" means "the lovers", probably one of the most appropriate names for a vineyard in all Burgundy : tasting this wine is like falling in love ! Officially a Premier Cru, it very often reaches the same price as other neighbouring Grand Crus. It is one of the Crown Jewels of the Joseph DROUHIN vineyards, and no expense or toil is spared when it comes to its cultivation and vinification. The vineyard itself is planted with old Pinot Noir vines whose clones are jealously kept in order to retain as much as possible the genetic heritage of the vine stocks. The vines, densely planted and short-pruned, are able to produce a wine as true to its specific terroir as possible. After harvesting (always by hand), the skins are letf in contact with the juice for 15 to 22 days. Racking barrel by barrel and fining with egg whites are the only events disturbing the peace of the cellars during the 18 months of ageing. Les Amoureuses is a masterpiece of finesse and complexity ; with its ruby or cherry-like hue, it also has a seductive palette of aromas constantly in flux : it is not unusual to first detect raspberry or kirsch flavours, followed by fleeting truffle or mushroom aromas, ending on a humus note. In some years, the nose will always retain elegance and reserved stance. On the palate, the tannins are never on the forefront but blend themselves seamlessly with the flavours. All silk and velvet, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses leaves an ethereal impression of supreme refinement.

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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Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
08/05/2008

very dark ruby. Nose of caramel, cola and some cherries. Palate is breaking up a bit- slightly roasted cherries with more cola notes. lacks energy and focus.



In French, "Les Amoureuses" means "the lovers", probably one of the most appropriate names for a vineyard in all Burgundy : tasting this wine is like falling in love ! Officially a Premier Cru, it very often reaches the same price as other neighbouring Grand Crus. It is one of the Crown Jewels of the Joseph DROUHIN vineyards, and no expense or toil is spared when it comes to its cultivation and vinification. The vineyard itself is planted with old Pinot Noir vines whose clones are jealously kept in order to retain as much as possible the genetic heritage of the vine stocks. The vines, densely planted and short-pruned, are able to produce a wine as true to its specific terroir as possible. After harvesting (always by hand), the skins are letf in contact with the juice for 15 to 22 days. Racking barrel by barrel and fining with egg whites are the only events disturbing the peace of the cellars during the 18 months of ageing. Les Amoureuses is a masterpiece of finesse and complexity ; with its ruby or cherry-like hue, it also has a seductive palette of aromas constantly in flux : it is not unusual to first detect raspberry or kirsch flavours, followed by fleeting truffle or mushroom aromas, ending on a humus note. In some years, the nose will always retain elegance and reserved stance. On the palate, the tannins are never on the forefront but blend themselves seamlessly with the flavours. All silk and velvet, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses leaves an ethereal impression of supreme refinement.

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