Carton de 3 bouteilles d'Aloxe Corton 2017Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin
Joseph Drouhin
  • Production region Côte de Beaune
  • Color Red
  • Classification Communale
  • Vintage 2017

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Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Vineyard

Site: Aloxe is a charming village located north of Beaune and lying below the imposing hill of Corton, famous for its Grands Crus.

History & tradition: the ability of these wines to travel well contributed to the fame of Burgundy in places like Great Britain, Russia and Central Europe.

Soil: chalky soil with a large proportion of iron oxide, giving the soil its characteristic reddish colour and the wine its structure.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 vinestocks/ha in order to extract as much as possible from the terroir and limit the production of each vine stock.

Pruning: Guyot.

Yield: 46 hl/ha - low on purpose, in order for the grapes to reveal every nuance of the terroir.

Grape supply: grapes and wines are purchased from regular supply partners (long-term contracts).

Vinification

Maceration : maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks indigenous yeastsmaceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance but should never be detrimental to the finesse and typical character of the wine. "Pigeage"(punching down of the cap during fermentation): once a day until half of fermentation is done; one pumping over ("remontage") per day till the end of the fermentation.

Pressing: vertical press; separation of free run juice from pressed juice.

Ageing Type: in barrels (20% in new oak). Length: 14 to 18 months.

Origin of the wood: French oak forests.

Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.

Follow-up: barrel by barre. 

Serving

Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).

Cellaring: 5 to 10 years.