Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Joseph DROUHIN Part I -- 2013 Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune -- Cask Samples and from Bottle

Joseph DROUHIN (Beaune)

Part I: 2013 Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise
Tasted from Cask and Bottle

The story here is the same as elsewhere – late harvest, heavy (20-90%) on the Côte de Beaune from Meursault north due to hail, small yields even where there was no hail due to coulure and millerandage (set problems and small berries), late harvest. The cool conditions at harvest meant that various cellar processes were slower than usual. The good news, along with the quality of the wines, is that except for Beaune-Clos des Mouches, prices will remain stable (presumably in euros, so that there will be a reduction in dollars and, to a lesser extent, pounds).